Strategic and Locality Plans

The Glasgow City Integration Joint Board’s Strategic Plan and Locality Plans are available:

The Strategic Plan 2016-19 was approved by the Integration Joint Board on 21 March 2016 and came into effect on 1 April 2016.

The Locality Plans 2018-19 were approved on 19 September 2018.

More information on the Strategic Plan’s and Locality Plans’ background is available below.  They were consulted on with a range of groups of people.

Strategic Plan Background

The Glasgow City Integration Joint Board is required by the Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Act 2014 (the ‘Act’) to produce a Strategic Plan for how community health and social care functions delegated to it by Glasgow City Council and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde will be planned and delivered over the medium term (three years), and the budgets under its control.  It also sets out the vision and future direction of community health and social care services within Glasgow City.

Preceding the Strategic Plan’s formal approval on 21 March 2016 by the Integration Joint Board, a range of groups of people were consulted on it.  This was in line with Regulations associated with the Act and Scottish Government guidance on strategic planning for integrated community health and social care services.  Consultation ended on 31 December 2015.

The consultation responses are available:

Locality Plans Background

The Strategic Plan is a strategic document covering the entire city, and each of the Partnership's three localities (North East, North West and South) have a one-year locality plan to support local implementation of the Strategic Plan.

Locality plans show how the Integration Joint Board’s Strategic Plan is being implemented locally, and how the localities will respond to local needs and issues. They focus on the key actions that localities are taking forward, and localities will be held accountable for delivery. They also include key performance indicators and improvement targets (where relevant) as part of the Partnership’s wider performance management arrangements.

In developing the locality plans, each of the three localities undertook a programme of engagement with key groups of people, including patients, service users, carers, staff, community planning partners, General Practitioners and housing to consider the key local issues for health and social care.

Functions and Services

Some of the functions and services delegated by the Council and Health Board to the Integration Joint Board are outlined in its Strategic Plan (a full list is available in Glasgow City’s Integration Scheme):

  • social care services provided to children and families (including fostering and adoption services and child protection)
  • social care services for adults and older people services
  • carers support services
  • homelessness services
  • mental health services
  • alcohol and drug services
  • criminal justice services
  • welfare rights services
  • district nursing services
  • palliative care services
  • services provided by allied health professionals such as dieticians and occupational therapists
  • dental services
  • primary medical services (including out of hours)
  • ophthalmic services
  • pharmaceutical services
  • sexual health services
  • services to promote public health and improvement
  • school nursing and health visiting services
  • the strategic planning for Accident and Emergency services provided in a hospital and
  • the strategic planning for inpatient hospital services relating to branches of medicine (general medicine, geriatric medicine, rehabilitation medicine and respiratory medicine).