This consultation is now closed. Thank you for taking part. We are now analysing your responses and will publish this in due course.
Argyll and Bute Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) delivers a broad range of services to our communities, many of which are most used by very vulnerable people. Our vision is that people in Argyll and Bute will live longer, healthier, independent, happier lives and this underpins all that the HSCP does.
Our population is ageing, and this is happening faster than elsewhere in Scotland, so this gives us particular pressures and demands for Older People services. We have other pressing demands with treating long term health conditions like cancer, heart disease and stroke, for example, obesity is driving up demand for diabetes related services which now cost 9% of the total NHS budget in Scotland.
At the same time, the resources available to the HSCP are declining in real terms year on year. We simply cannot continue to provide the same services in the same ways. We have to find efficiencies, transform how we operate, and do less going forward. These are difficult choices, and there are no easy options left to reduce our spending. We would really value your views to help us make the best decisions that will affect all of our lives.
This consultation is about high level budget decisions and how we prioritise our investment in local services, when it comes to the impacts on services being delivered, we will carry out further detailed community engagement over the coming year. This will include working with people who will be affected by these changes including patients, carers, our staff and partners to ensure we listen to and take into account their ideas and worries.
The survey closed on 4 March 2020. We will publish the outcomes of the survey and how the information has influenced our plans on the Have Your Say section on the Council website.
The results of the survey will be taken into account when the Integration Joint Board (IJB) sets the budget for the HSCP for 2020/21 on 25 March 2020. A full report of the consultation results will be presented to the IJB on that date.
5 Feb 2020 to 4 Mar 2020