Welcome to the Community Health Partnership (CHP) website for Scotland.  Here you will find up-to-date information on current policy as well as general information and contact details for CHPs across Scotland.

CHPs are the key mechanism for providing integrated health and social care in primary and community settings.  There is no ‘one size fits all’ model that CHPs are required to follow, with all CHPs aligning responsibilities to their own local circumstances and populations.  One of the core purposes of CHPs is to deliver local health improvement that helps to close the health inequality gap that exists in Scotland, and the integration of health and social care services is integral to achieving this.

Over the coming year, the Integration and Service Development Division will provide development support to CHPs to enhance service delivery in their local areas.  We have published our response to the CHP Study that provides guidance to NHS Boards in relation to the priority areas to develop. 

Audit Scotland published their report on CHPs in June 2011, which was then discussed by the Public Audit Committee on 29th June 2011. The CHP Statutory Guidance will be updated to take into account points raised by AuditScotland’s report.

This site is intended as a resource for all those involved in the development of CHPs, with links to other relevant websites and development materials. If you wish to add to the site or support its development with comments, please contact us.