Integration Goes Live! - Welcome Message from Tim Davison, Chief Executive

Welcome message from Tim Davison
 
The new arrangements for health and social care come fully into effect on 1 April 2016.  This includes the official formation of the Integration Joint Boards in Edinburgh and the Lothians and includes Edinburgh, East Lothian, Midlothian and West Lothian Integration Joint Boards.
 
Tim Davison, Chief Executive, said:
 
“I would like to welcome the official formation of the Integration Joint Boards.
 
"This is a momentous occasion and a great deal of work between the four local authorities in Lothian, key partners and our Board has led to this day.
 
“We want everyone to enjoy longer and healthier lives at home, or somewhere homely and the Integration Joint Boards aim to deliver health and social care services which are fully joined up and work smoothly for the benefit of patients. Integrated working will allow us to work together to change how we deliver health and social care services, helping us to ensure safe, effective, person-centred care for all.”
 
01/04/2016