Past Consultations

Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership Draft Strategic Plan

Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership consultation on Draft Strategic Plan

The Scottish Government’s plans for the further integration of adult health and social care aim to ensure improved health and wellbeing for people.

To progress integration in Edinburgh, a Health and Social Care Partnership was formed. The Partnership produced a draft strategic plan, which sets out the priorities it believes it needs to pursue if we are to achieve our shared vision for a caring, healthier, safer Edinburgh.

Public consultation on the first draft of the strategic plan ran from 4 August 2015 to 31 October 2015. A report on feedback from the consultation was presented to the Integration Joint Board (IJB) at its meeting on 15 January 2016.

You will find the report here. From this page, under 'Full Meeting Papers', open the 'Edinburgh Integration Joint Board 15-01-16 papers' and see agenda item 4.4.

 

This consultation closed on 31 October 2015.


Our Food, Our Health, Our Care

NHS Lothian Catering Strategy 2014 – 2024
Your chance to help shape catering within NHS Lothian
 
This consultation closed on 19 June 2015.

East Lothian shadow Health and Social Care Partnership’s consultation process on the first draft Strategic Plan

Under the Public Bodies (Joint Working)(Scotland) Act 2014, NHS Lothian and East Lothian Council have agreed that East Lothian Health and Social Care Partnership will assume responsibility for the planning and commissioning of adult health and social care services in 2015.

People are being asked for their views on the First Consultation Draft of the Strategic Plan, which describes the changes and improvements in health and social care that the partnership wants to make over the next ten years. It explains what the partnership’s priorities are, how they identified them and how they intend to make a difference by working in partnership.

We want to hear as many views as possible to help shape our plans - you can read the draft plan and share your views online at: https://eastlothianconsultations.co.uk/policy-partnerships/v2-health-and-social-care
 
Hard copies can be requested by contacting consultations@eastlothian.gov.uk or by phoning 01620 827138.
 
This consultation closed on 17 February 2015.

Consultation on the Integration Schemes in Lothian

The Scottish Government has passed a new law which will join Health and Social Care services in Scotland. This will mean a big change in the way that Local Authorities and the NHS work together.

In each council area NHS Lothian and the Council must decide how to join health and social care services together in a way that the Scottish Government agrees with. We need to tell the Scottish Government what we plan to do before 1st April 2015.

We have to write a plan called an ‘Integration Scheme’ to explain to the Scottish Government what we are planning to do.

Before we do this we want to find out what you think about our plans to help us to make sure that how we are joining health and social care makes sense to people interested in these services.

The Integration Schemes and supporting documents can be found at the following links which will only be accessible during the consultation.


East Lothian
Integration Scheme

East Lothian Council and NHS Lothian recently launched two consultations on the integration of health and social care in East Lothian.
 
People are being asked for their views on the First Consultation Draft of the Strategic Plan, which describes the changes and improvements in health and social care that the partnership wants to make make over the next ten years. It explains what the partnership’s priorities are, how they identified them and how they intend to make a difference by working in partnership.
 
We want to hear as many views as possible to help shape our plans - you can share your views by using any of the following options
 
Views are also being sought on the East Lothian Integration Scheme Consultation Draft.
 
Both consultations run from 17th December 2014 to 17th February 2015 and are available on the East Lothian Consultation Hub.

 

Midlothian Integration Scheme

The consultation on the Midlothian Integration Scheme is from December 17th to February 17th. The consultation documents can be found at the following link: http://www.midlothian.gov.uk/info/1347/social_care_and_health/1421/health_and_social_care_integration


West Lothian
Integration Scheme

The consultation on the West Lothian Integration Scheme is from 15th January 2015. Please note the consultation ends on 20th February 2015. The consultation documents can be found at: www.westlothianchcp.org.uk/hsci


Edinburgh
Integration Scheme

The consultation on the Edinburgh Integration Scheme is now live and ends on 20th February 2015. To participate in the consultation please go to:

This consultation closed on 17 February 2015. 
 

Our Health, Our Care, Our Future: NHS Lothian Strategic Plan 2014 – 2024

NHS Lothian works to help people live healthier, longer lives – no matter who they are or where in the region they live. Much progress has been made, but significant challenges and opportunities lie ahead.

NHS Lothian’s draft strategic plan - Our Health, Our Care, Our Future – sets out what we propose to do over the coming decade to address these challenges and continue to provide a high quality, sustainable healthcare system for the people of Lothian.

Read a summary of the plan​

Read the full draft strategic plan – Our Health, Our Care, Our Future.

We want to hear as many views as possible to help shape our plans to deliver our health, our care, our future. To give us your views you can:
Fill in an online questionnaire​​​​​

Email us at OurHealth.OurFuture@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk

Write to:

Professor Alex McMahon
Director of Strategic Planning, Performance and Information
NHS Lothian
Waverley Gate
2-4 Waterloo Place
Edinburgh
EH1 3EG

This consultation closed on 8 August 2014.



Midlothian Health and Social Care Partnership

What are the important health and social care issues in Midlothian?

The Scottish Government has passed a new law that will join Health and Social Care services for adults in Scotland. This is generally called the integration of health and social care. This will mean a big change in the way that Local Authorities and the NHS work together.  Lothian Health Board and Midlothian Council will be responsible together for providing care and planning the right health and care services for the future.

The consultation runs until Monday 15 September 2014.

To find out more and give your views visit www.midlothian.gov.uk

This consultation closed on 15September 2014.

 


 

Better Cancer Outcomes in Lothian – a strategy for cancer 2014/15–2020

In common with most of the world, the incidence of cancer is rising in Lothian and in all areas of the South East of Scotland region, and the rate of increase is higher than in previous years due to population change. This strategy provides an overview of the changing demand and challenge of cancer in Lothian and South East Scotland.

Many more people however are living with and beyond cancer. The draft strategy outlines our need to focus on prevention and early detection, improving treatment, and tackling known cancer inequalities to help meet the challenge of cancer, and further improve cancer care and survival.
 
We would like your help in shaping this strategy and would like your views on our plans to develop and improve our services.
 
Please send your feedback and comments to:
Cancer Strategy Consultation
Cancer, Diagnostics & Palliative Care
Strategic Planning
NHS Lothian, Waverley Gate
2-4 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh
EH1 3EG
 

This consultation closed on 29 August 2014.


Edinburgh Joint Carers' Strategy

The City of Edinburgh Council and NHS Lothian recognise the crucial role that carers contribute to their communities across Edinburgh. A range of good quality support needs to be available to carers at the right time and place. This is to ensure that the individual needs of carers are met. With the advent of self directed support, there will be more opportunities to have more personalised support which will empower them through improved choice and control.

Edinburgh’s Joint Carers’ Strategy has been developed in partnership with key local stakeholders from Health, Local Authority, the voluntary sector and carers. The strategy outlines local priorities and outcomes for carers in Edinburgh for the next three years from 2014 to 2017.

For information on feedback from the strategy consultation, visit www.edinburgh.gov.uk/jointcarersstrategy

This consultation closed on 31 October 2013.


NHS Lothian strategy for Children and Young People

NHS Lothian believes that every child should have the best start in life and grow up being healthy, confident and resilient. The draft strategy sets out our approach for how we will work with children and young people, their families, the public, the voluntary sector and the four local authorities across Lothian to achieve this vision.

Lothian NHS Board approved the strategy at its meeting on 2 April 2014. To see the Board paper, the strategy document and for information about the consultation process, click on the link below.
www.nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk/OurOrganisation/BoardCommittees/LothianNHSBoard/BoardPapers/Lists/BoardPapers/NHS%20Lothian%20Board%20Papers%2002-04-14.pdf

This consultation closed on 17 January 2014


Homeopathy Consultation

NHS Lothian is considering whether it should pay for homeopathy services. Your response to this consultation will help NHS Lothian understand the importance of homeopathy to local people.

This consultation closed on the 10th December 2012

Commissioning for Recovery 2011-2014

The Way Forward for Drug & Alcohol Recovery
From 25th July – 21st October 2011 we are asking people in the city for their views about the EADP Commissioning Plan: Commissioning for Recovery.

This consultation closed on the 21st October 2011

Review of Towards 2012

Towards 2012 is the Joint Carers’ Strategic Action Plan for Edinburgh (2007 to 2012), developed by the Council and NHS Lothian. We consulted widely with our stakeholders including carers, voluntary sector, health and the Council in 2007 to help us create this plan.


Draft NHS Lothian Volunteering Framework 2011-16

This Draft NHS Lothian Volunteering Framework 2011-16 is a refreshed update on the Volunteering in NHS Lothian - A Framework for Action 2008-11. It proposes a way forward which builds on successes achieved in 2008-11 as well as new ways of working.

This consultation closed on the 16th September 2011

Falls Prevention and Bone Health

We welcome your comments on the draft Falls Prevention and Bone Health Strategy.

This consultation closed on the 1st August 2011

Last Reviewed: 14/03/2016