Scotland Health and social care

Health and Social Care integration – where next? Audit Scotland review


The recent Audit Scotland review of Health and Social Care Integration recognised many of the challenges familiar to stakeholders and partners who engage with the new Health and Social Care Partnerships.

“Health and Social Care Integration – An Update on Progress” raises significant concerns about the lack of progress in relation to partnership and collaborative working and how HSCPs engage – or don’t engage meaningfully with patients, carers and key local stakeholders.

For more information on the review, visit –

Attendees at this important event will hear directly from Leigh Johnston, Senior Manager from Audit Scotland. She will outline the review’s findings and open a debate on how best to take these forward. This discussion will also be helpful to other work being planned by Audit Scotland.

A plenary session will then consider the current situation in Glasgow City, using the Draft Strategic Plan to start debate about how the third sector can play more of a direct role in influencing and shaping health and care services in the City.


12.15-1.00pm Registration and light lunch on arrival

1.00 – 1.15pm Welcome and introductions – Chair

1.15 – 1.45pm Input from Audit Scotland – Leigh Johnston, Senior Manager, Audit Scotland

1.45 – 2.20pm Q and A/discussion of findings

2.20 – 2.30pm Comfort break

2.30 – 2.50pm GHSCP strategic plan – setting the scene. Helen Macneil, Chief Executive, GCVS

2.50 – 3.10pm Third sector perspective – Coalition of Carers in Scotland

3.10 – 3.50pm Group discussions – where can TS input/influence? What are the key issues or


3.50 – 4.00pm Summary and next steps