An SNP-led Glasgow City Council is committed to integrating health and social care services to ensure an improved level of services, especially for older people.
If elected on 3rd May, the SNP is determined to deliver local health and social care partnerships with integrated budgets, accountable to local government and the NHS.
David McDonald, spokesperson for health and social care, welcomed the commitment, which would improve the consistency of services across Glasgow, reduce bed blocking and smooth patients’ transition to care.
“This is a key recommendation of the Christie Commission and is essential to providing faster assessment and more cohesive services for those who need them. This will not only improve services for older people but for all service users.
“Better integration of health and social care can deliver a much smoother transition between the two types of care. The SNP will also ensure these services are centered on the needs of individuals, their families and carers.
“An SNP-led Council will work with the Scottish Government to ensure that health and social care partnerships are jointly and effectively accountable for improved delivery to ensure the quality of service people deserve.
“Local planning and decision making are key to making this model work and will support a flexible and sustainable system, led by clinicians, social workers and other professionals.
"We are determined to deliver flexible, accountable services which are designed to meet the needs and priorities of Glaswegians.”