COSLA comment on Audit Scotland report on health and social care integration

Councillor Stuart Currie, COSLA Spokesperson for Health and Social Care said:

“As today’s report clearly states, integration is beginning to make a demonstrable improvement to the health and social care system but more needs to be done to realise its full potential. While Audit Scotland raise a number of issues with integration so far, we absolutely recognise these and the report is welcome in highlighting the challenges that lie ahead.

“COSLA and our members are fully committed to integration and we are working hard with Scottish Government, the NHS and Integration Authorities to make it work. As part of this, we are carrying out a review of progress under integration with the Scottish Government which will identify and find ways to address many of the issues highlighted by Audit Scotland.

“By responding to the recommendations from this report and through the work of the review, I am determined that Local Government and the NHS can work together not only to improve the way the system works but, most importantly, deliver improved outcomes for our communities.”

Article published: 
Thu, 15/11/2018 - 00:01