A CONSULTATION on revisions to the health and social care integration scheme - the legal contract between NHS Grampian and Moray Council underpinning the Moray Integration Joint Board - has been launched.
The changes include duties to support adult carers becoming the responsibility of the Board and amendments to functions around support and protection of adults at risk of being harmed.
The updated scheme reflects arrangements which have been put in place since the document was originally drafted and consulted on three years ago.
It sets out in detail which functions the local authority and NHS Board have delegated to the Moray Integration Joint Board, which began operating in April 2016.
The integration authority, which is funded by Moray Council and NHS Grampian, has responsibility for the joined-up governance, planning and resourcing of adult social care services, adult primary care and community health services and some hospital services.
Services are delivered through Health & Social Care Moray, a single operational unit working to improve health and well-being outcomes for patients, service users, their families and communities and make efficient and effective use of limited resources.
The revised integration scheme for consultation and a summary of the changes can be accessed on Moray Council’s website: www.moray.gov.uk/moray_standard/page_117461.html.
Comments can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to Public Involvement, Health & Social Care Moray, 9c Southfield Drive, Elgin IV30 6GR.
The deadline for responses is 31 January. Comments will be considered by Moray Council and NHS Grampian Board next month, before the revised document is submitted to the Scottish Government for approval by 2 March.
Famous for its colony of dolphins, fabulous beaches and more malt whisky distilleries than any where else in Scotland, Moray is a thriving area and a great place to live. Nestling between Aberdeenshire and the Highlands, Moray stretches from Tomintoul in the south to the shores of the Moray Firth, from Keith in the east to Brodie Castle in the west.