The Edinburgh Community Health Partnership

The two main responsibilities for the Edinburgh Community Health Partnership are

·        to deliver community health services
·        to address inequalities in Edinburgh for NHS Lothian
Follow the link to ‘Organisational Charts’ for the following
·        NHS Lothian Board Main Committees and Community Health (and Care) Partnerships – August 2013
·        ECHP position in NHS Lothian structure – August 2013
The Edinburgh Community Health Partnership actively involves the public, patients and carers in the redesign and development of community health services.  It also provides an exciting opportunity for partner agencies such as the City of Edinburgh Council, and the voluntary sector (sometimes referred to as the Third Sector) to work in partnership to deliver health and care services.
The Edinburgh Community Health Partnership is part of NHS Lothian.  It is the largest in Scotland serving a population of around 490,000.  NHS Lothian and the City of Edinburgh Council together form the Joint Directorate of Health and Social Care which has a single management structure (refer to the organisational charts).
Acute services, (sometimes referred to as secondary care or hospital services) are also part of NHS Lothian and they are delivered by the University Hospital Division (UHD) in the Western General Hospital, the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, St John’s Hospital and the Sick Children’s Hospital.
The Edinburgh Community Health Partnership headquarters is located at:
St Roque
Astley Ainslie Hospital
133 Grange Loan
Telephone number: 0131 537 9525
Fax number: 0131 537 9500
Email address:

Last Reviewed: 27/08/2013