Edinburgh Integration Joint Board - draft Integration Scheme

Closed 20 Feb 2015

Opened 21 Jan 2015

Results updated 30 Jun 2015

The Integration Scheme has now been approved by Scottish Government and the Integrated Joint Board will be established by July 2015.

Work is ongoing to set up the IJB and allow it to get ready for the delegation of functions which  must happen by 1 April 2016.

Once approved at Council the Edinburgh Integration Scheme was submitted to Scottish Government.

Attached is:

  • the report produced by City of Edinburgh Council including feedback we received to the consultation
  • the report considered by the full Council meeting on the 12 March on the final Integration Scheme, with appendices
  • after consideration, the Scottish Government made comment on the Scheme and some minor adjustments were made.  The final scheme (19 May 2015) is attached below.






The Scottish Government has introduced the Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Act 2014 (the Act).  It requires that NHS Lothian and The City of Edinburgh Council create a new Integration Authority for Edinburgh with responsibility for delivering the national Health and Wellbeing Outcomes.

The Integration Scheme is the document which sets out how the Integration Authority will be established. The Scottish Government requires that the Draft Scheme is:

  • prepared and agreed by NHS Lothian and The City of Edinburgh Council
  • consulted upon publicly
  • amended, as appropriate, from the consultation; and
  • submitted to The Scottish Government for approval by 31 March 2015.

Why your views matter

The integration of health and social care potentially has a far reaching impact on a wide range of people.

It is important for NHS Lothian and the Council to ensure that a dialogue is undertaken with key groups and citizens, in order for the two agencies to take an informed decision on the final Integration Scheme for Edinburgh. 

How to Complete the Forms

We have provided the full draft Integration Scheme and a summary with the questionnaire in document 1.  Document 1 is an electronic document which you can complete online.  Please download, save your changes and email to healthsocialcareintegration@edinburgh.gov.uk. We encourage you to also download and complete documents 3 and 4.  Document 2 is for information only.

If you wish to complete a printed version, and you need help with this, please email healthsocialcareintegration@edinburgh.gov.uk

If you have any problems downloading the forms

If you are experiencing problems downloading the forms for this consultation please email us or complete the forms using the following link:


Please note the consultation ends on the 20th February.


  • All Edinburgh


  • Homeless People
  • People with long term conditions
  • People with disabilities
  • Minority Ethnic groups
  • Carers
  • Jobseekers
  • Low income households
  • Older people
  • Businesses
  • Children & Young People
  • Civil and public servants
  • Elected Members
  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual people, Transgender people (LGBT)
  • Men
  • Parents/carers
  • Professionals
  • Residents
  • Road users
  • Students
  • Teaching/Educational staff
  • Visitors
  • Voluntary sector/volunteers
  • Women
  • Taxi Licence holders
  • Amenity groups
  • Architects/designers
  • Built heritage groups
  • Community councils
  • Developers/investors
  • Development management statutory consultees
  • Development planning key agencies
  • Education institutions
  • External councils
  • Housing associations
  • Landowners
  • Libraries
  • Natural heritage/open space
  • Neighbourhood partnerships
  • Planning consultants
  • Professional bodies
  • Scottish Government departments
  • Services/utilities
  • Transport groups
  • Young people


  • Looked after and accommodated children
  • Adults and Older People
  • Carers
  • Children and Families
  • Disabilities
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Paying for Care
  • Poverty and Inequality
  • People with mental health issues
  • People with addictions
  • Offenders