The way in which health and social care is delivered in Scotland is changing. Following the passing of the Public Bodies (Joint Working) Act 2015, health and social care services are now overseen by 31 local integration boards which became live from April 2016. The integration of process has been designed in mind to provide people with more choice and control over the services they receive. This presents an opportunity to ensure that people living with or at risk of HIV are firmly at the centre of our public services.
Integration remains in its early stages and there will unlikely be any immediate robust data to analyse the impacts it has had on both the services available and for service users. HIV Scotland will be proactive in monitoring the early stages of integration and working alongside service providers and service users to ensure the best outcomes for people living with or at risk of HIV.
- Health and Social Care Standards consultation response [PDF – 143kB] (HIV Scotland 2017)
- Mental Health Strategy response [PDF – 20kB] (HIV Scotland, 2016)
- HIV policy in Scotland: a stocktake of relevant policy and law [PDF – 1MB] (HIV Scotland, 2014)
- “Involving people in services: a practical guide to why and how” [PDF – 5MB] (HIV Scotland, 2015)
- HIV and local authorities: briefings on key issue [PDF – 337kB]s (HIV Scotland, 2015)
- Briefings, consultation responses and updates on Public Bodies (Joint Working) Bill
- HIV instant result self-testing in Scotland: Addressing key questions and recommending good practice [PDF – 704kB] (HIV Scotland, 2014)