Community Health Partnership
CHPs have four roles within their locality:
- To deliver primary care services, including community mental health and sexual health services
- To work with social services to provide social care
- To promote health improvement
- To influence strategic planning, including the primary-secondary care interface
In 2003 it was announced that CHPs would be set up as a means to devolve more power to frontline staff, and allow the NHS to work more effectively with other organisations, such as local authorities and the voluntary sector. At the time, this model was viewed as a way to better integrate health services with the council’s social work department and some areas of children’s services.
1n 2011 Audit Scotland produced a report on the performance of the CHPs. The review found there was limited evidence to show CHPs had brought about widespread sustained improvements in services.
The two Lanarkshire CHPs are co-terminous with the North and South Lanarkshire council boundaries and, as a result, incorporate some population from NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde as well as the NHS Lanarkshire catchment area. The North Lanarkshire CHP includes a population of approximately 16,500 from the Chryston, Moodiesburn, Muirhead and Stepps districts of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.
List of Community Health Partnerships
Note: In some areas, CHPs are known as Community Health and Care Partnerships (CHCPs).
- East Ayrshire CHP
- North Ayrshire CHP
- South Ayrshire CHP
- Scottish Borders CHCP
- Dumfries and Galloway CHP
- Dunfermline and West Fife CHP (Within Fife Council Area)
- Glenrothes and North East Fife CHP (Within Fife Council Area)
- Kirkcaldy and Levenmouth CHP (Within Fife Council Area)
- Clackmannanshire CHP
- Falkirk CHP
- Stirling CHP
- Aberdeen City CHP
- Aberdeenshire CHP
- Moray Community Health & Social Care Partnership (MCHSCP)
- East Dunbartonshire CHP
- East Renfrewshire CHCP
- Glasgow City CHP - North East Sector
- Glasgow City CHP - North West Sector
- Glasgow City CHP - South Sector
- Inverclyde CHP
- Renfrewshire CHP
- West Dunbartonshire CHP
- Argyll and Bute CHP
- Highland CHP - Mid Sector
- Highland CHP - North Sector
- Highland CHP - South East Sector
- North Lanarkshire CHP
- South Lanarkshire CHP
- East Lothian CHP
- Edinburgh CHP
- Midlothian CHP
- West Lothian CHCP
- Orkney CHP
- Shetland CHP
- Angus CHP
- Dundee CHP
- Perth and Kinross CHP
- Western Isles CHP
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