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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-08792: Richard Leonard (Central Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 13 April 2017

To ask the Scottish Government how much in financial resources has been transferred from hospital care to community care since the establishment of Integrated Joint Boards.

Answered by: Shona Robison 15 May 2017

Integration went live across Scotland on 1 April 2016, with strategic commissioning plans in place in each Integration Authority setting out local plans for service improvement. Integration Authorities are also taking account of the ambitions set out by the Scottish Government in our Delivery Plan for Health and Social Care, which was published in December 2016. Integration Authorities will publish annual performance reports by the end of June, which will include information on how they spent their resource during 2016-17, including in terms of the balance of care. We anticipate that this first year of implementation is too early to see material changes in the use of integrated budgets across community and hospital settings, particularly in light of requirements on local systems for effective engagement with communities on changes.