Audit Scotland Report: Health and Social Care Integration: an update on progress
The recent Audit Scotland report on integration
brought into sharp relief the issues that GCVS and other third sector organisations have raised since the early stages of parliamentary activity to the creation of Integration Authorities.
Events such as those held by the Alliance, and the work done by carers’ groups such as the Coalition of Carers, have demonstrated weaknesses in engaging with patients, carers and the third sector. A recent workforce plan presented at the Glasgow City IJB did not acknowledge or mention the significant role played by charities and unpaid carers in delivering health and social care services – and these barriers and challenges were amplified in Audit Scotland’s findings.
Transparency, accountability and the limited involvement of people and communities are challenges faced in Glasgow. Our concerns about integration, the role of the sector and poor procurement and funding for charities involved in health and social care were raised directly with Councillor Mhairi Hunter at a recent session.
Hold The Date
: the afternoon of the 4th February
We are holding an event with Audit Scotland on the 4th February, to look at its findings on integration, and to consider what needs to change in Glasgow. More details to follow. Watch out for the event listing on the GCVS What's On