The Midlothian Community Care Partnership is set to receive £110,000 funding support

The Midlothian Community Care Partnership has been allocated £110,000 for their Early Implementers group, which ensures service users and carers are involved in improving their health, wellbeing, social inclusion, independence and responsibility.

The Midlothian Community Care Partnership, a partnership between NHS Lothian and Midlothian Council, is one of seven Early Implementers from across Scotland, which is piloting the implementation of the new national community care outcomes.

The national outcomes framework approach is based on designing appropriate measures to ensure local community care partnerships improve outcomes in line with the needs of services users and their carers. The qualitative measures used are based on extensive research into the experience and aspirations of services users, and their carers.

The knowledge gained from this pilot will be used to support ongoing developmental work in other partnerships throughout Scotland.

Eddie Egan, Chair, Midlothian Community Health Partnership (CHP) said:


“We are delighted to be involved in this partnership with Midlothian Council. It is vital that patients are involved with these national outcomes and recognise that their input can make a real difference to the delivery of their community care. As we continue to strive to deliver the best possible service to our patients.”


Cllr Jack Aitchison, Cabinet Member for Social Work and Health said:
“The Partnership is committed to improving communication and consultation with service users and their carers. Our involvement in this initiative will help us receive feedback on how the Partnership is performing in providing quality services.
”Midlothian Community Care Partnership will be involved in the key area of gathering information from service users to ensure they are delivering the care and support they need. This information will then become central to future developments of the service.
A total of £0.75 million funding has been allocated to the seven Early Implementer Partnerships across Scotland from the Scottish Government.