Date lodged: 6 June 2018
To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to review the implementation of health and social care integration.
Answered by: Shona Robison 22 June 2018
I made a commitment in Parliament on 2 May to review the progress of the Integration Authorities through the Ministerial Strategic Group for Health and Community Care (MSG), and that outputs arising from such a review would be shared with the Health and Sport Committee of the Scottish Parliament.
A broad range of work is already underway to track progress with integration, including a review that is currently underway by Audit Scotland, which is due for publication in November. In addition, the Scottish Government and its partners in local government, the NHS and the third and independent sectors is taking forward work to understand progress on financial and governance arrangements and impact in terms of service redesign, the balance of care and outcomes for people using services.
I provided a written update with Councillor Peter Johnston on 22 June to the Health and Sport Committee on relevant actions agreed by MSG.