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Health and Social Care Partnership

Health and Social Care Integration is now live in South Ayrshire following the coming into effect on 1st April, 2015, of the Parliamentary Order establishing the Integration Joint Board. Separate Integration Joint Boards have also been established in the North and East Ayrshire Council areas. The inaugural meeting of the South Ayrshire Integration Joint Board took place on 2nd April, 2015. Councillor Rita Miller was appointed as Chair and Stewart Donnelly an NHS Board Non-Executive Director serves as Vice-Chair. Tim Eltringham was appointed as Chief Officer of the Integration Joint Board and Sharon Lindsay of NHS Ayrshire and Arran was appointed as its Chief Finance Officer. Representatives from other Sectors including the 3rd Sector, Independent Sector, staff representatives and others representing the interests of patients, service users and carers will also sit on the Board and contribute to its work.

The Board is a separate legal entity in its own right from both South Ayrshire Council and the NHS Ayrshire and Arran Board and is responsible for planning and overseeing the delivery of a full range of community health and social work/social care services, including those for older people, adults, children and families and people in the Criminal Justice System.

The South Ayrshire Partnership will be responsible for a number of Pan-Ayrshire Health services relating to Allied Health Professionals, Continence, Joint Equipment and Technology Enabled Care.

The Integration Joint Board’s primary responsibilities will be to produce a strategic plan, allocate the integrated revenue budget for health and social care and oversee service delivery.

The Integration Joint Board approved its first Strategic Plan for 2015-18 at its meeting on 2nd April, 2015, and following this functions and services have now been delegated to the Board by South Ayrshire Council and the NHS Ayrshire and Arran Board. The Partnership has an integrated budget of £174,541,229 in 2015-16 and 1,638 South Ayrshire Council and NHS Ayrshire and Arran Health Board employees will be within the scope of the Partnership.

Vision, mission and values

The Partnership has the following Vision, Mission and Values:

Our vision

‘Working together for the best possible health and wellbeing of our communities’.

Our mission

We will work with you to improve health, support social care, tackle health inequality, and improve community wellbeing. We will work in partnership with local communities to offer services that are:

  • Easily understood
  • Accessible and timely
  • Well-coordinated
  • Safe and person centred
  • Effective and efficient

Our values

Our values, which everyone employed by or contracted by the Partnership is expected to adhere to, are:

  • Safety
  • Caring
  • Integrity
  • Individually focused
  • Engaged
  • Respectful

More information

More information about the new Partnership and its priorities, opportunities and challenges can be found in its Strategic Plan. View a copy of the governance document for the Partnership – the Integration Scheme.

Integration Joint Board


The next meeting of the South Ayrshire Integration Joint Board will be held on Thursday 13 April 2017, within County Hall, County Buildings, Ayr. This will be a public meeting open to all. Papers will be published on this website nearer the date of the meeting.

Future Meetings

  • Tuesday 13 June 2017 at 2pm, Council Chambers, Ayr Town Hall, Sandgate, Ayr
  • Wednesday 13 September 2017 at 2pm, Seminar Room, Girvan Community Hospital, Bridgemil, Girvan
  • Wednesday 18 October 2017 at 2pm, Board Room, Biggart Hospital, Biggart Road, Prestwick
  • Wednesday 15 November 2017 at 2pm, Council Chambers, Municipial Buildings, South Beach, Troon
  • Wednesday 13 December 2017 at 2pm, Room 1, Eglinton House, Ailsa Hospital, Ayr
  • Wednesday 14 February 2018 at 2pm, County Hall, County Buildings, Ayr
  • Wednesday 14 March 2018 at 2pm, Board Room, Biggart Hospital, Biggart Road, Prestwick


Privacy notice

The Health and Social Care Partnerships work closely together to improve people's experience of services; and to give them the support they need to live safe, healthy lives in their own communities.

Whilst consent will not be required for the sharing of information between NHS Ayrshire & Arran and each of the three Ayrshire Local Authorities for the purpose of delivering integrated Health and Social care services, you will be informed about how your information will be collected, held and shared. This will ensure that we can deliver co-ordinated care that is easy to access and is focused on the best outcome for you.

In addition, the Health and Social Care Partnership may be required to share personal data with other public bodies where required by law, for the prevention or detection of crime or the protection of children and vulnerable adults.

Any use of personal data will be in full accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

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