NHS Lanarkshire, the third largest NHS health board in Scotland, is responsible for planning and delivering services to meet the health care needs of around 640,,000 people in west central Scotland. Following new legislation in Scotland, services for older people are now planned, funded and delivered by integrated health and social care organisations, working closely with partners from voluntary and independent sectors. This integrated health and social care context offers many lessons for new models of care to prevent and manage frailty.
NHS Lanarkshire’s lead for ADVANTAGE was the clinical lead for the national transformation programme for older people and brings experience of innovative models of integrated care and support such as Hospital at Home, intermediate care and reablement, anticipatory care planning, community capacity building, care support and technology enabled care.
Team members have a high profile in five of the Action Groups in the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing. Academic partners include the University of Edinburgh‘s Global Health Academy, the Scottish School of Primary Care, and the University of the West of Scotland’s new International Centre for Integrated Care which hosts a strategic partnership with the International Foundation for Integrated Care.