Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Bill

 

Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Bill

The stated policy objective of the Bill is:

“to improve the quality and consistency of services for patients, carers, service users and their families; to provide seamless, joined up quality health and social care services in order to care for people in their homes or a homely setting where it safe to do so; and to ensure resources are used effectively and efficiently to deliver services that meet the increasing number of people with longer term and often complex needs, many of whom are older.”

Timetable

The Bill was introduced in the Parliament on 28 May 2013 and the Health and Sport Committee has been designated by the Parliament as the lead Committee.

The Committee published its Stage 1 Report on 18 November 2013.

The Scottish Government provided a response to the Committee’s comments in the stage 1 report on 22 November 2013.

The Committee will consider the Bill at Stage 2 on 21 January 2014.

On 18 November 2014 the Committee received a copy of Model Integration Scheme (Body Corporate).

Evidence

The Committee issued a call for written views which ran from 3 June 2013 to 2 August 2013.

The Committee conducted an oral evidence session on 3 September with representatives from the following organisations:

The Committee conducted an oral evidence session on 10 September with representatives from the following organisations:

  • The Glasgow School of Social Work
  • The Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services (IRISS)
  • North Lanarkshire Council
  • West Dunbartonshire Community Health and Care Partnership
  • City of Edinburgh Council
  • COSLA
  • Aberdeenshire Council
  • Official Report of Meeting 10 September 2013 (506KB pdf)

The Committee conducted an oral evidence session on 17 September with representatives from the following organisations:

  • NHS Ayrshire and Arran
  • NHS Dumfries and Galloway
  • the Association of Community Health Partnerships
  • NHS Grampian
  • Scottish Care
  • Coalition of Care and Support Providers in Scotland
  • Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations
  • Official Report of Meeting 17 September 2013 (479KB pdf)

The Committee conducted an oral evidence session on 24 September with representatives from the following organisations:

  • Coalition of Carers in Scotland
  • Independent Living in Scotland
  • the ALLIANCE
  • Borders Public Partnership Forum
  • Royal College of General Practitioners Scotland
  • Royal College of Nursing Scotland
  • Scottish Association of Social Work
  • Allied Health Professions Federation Scotland
  • Royal College of Psychiatrists in Scotland
  • British Geriatric Society (Scotland)
  • Unison
  • Official Report of Meeting 24 September 2013 (560KB pdf)

The Committee conducted an oral evidence session on 1 October with representatives from the following organisations:

On 23 September the Committee visited NHS Highland at the Mackenzie Centre, Inverness.

On 30 September the Committee visited REACT (the Rapid Elderly Assessment Care and Treatment Team) at St John’s Hospital, Livingston; First Steps to Health and Wellbeing, Broxburn, and finally, met with the Mental Health and Mental Wellbeing Steering Group for Children and Young People at the Civic Centre in Livingston.

On 30 September the Committee visited the Lothian Centre for Independent Living (LCiL), Livingston.

The Scottish Government have provided policy statements on a number of regulations and orders under the Bill.

Work By Other Committees

Local Government and Regeneration Committee

The Local Government and Regeneration Committee took oral evidence at Stage 1 of the Bill on 4 September 2013.

Read the Official Report of the Discussion

Committee Memorandum on the Children and Young People (Scotland) Bill and the Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Bill on 26 September 2013.

Committee Memorandum (98KB pdf)

 

Contact

Should you require alternative formats of this information or further assistance in making a written submission to the Committee, please do not hesitate to contact the clerking team of the Committee.

For Committee information:

Rodger Evans
Tel: 0131 348 5247
rodger.evans@scottish.parliament.uk

For Media information:

Kirsty Rimmer
Tel: 0131 348 6085
kirsty.rimmer@scottish.parliament.uk

For public information enquiries:

Tel: 0131 348 5000

For general enquiries:

Tel: 0845 278 1999 (local call rate)
sp.info@scottish.parliament.uk