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Key Facts

With a population of approximately 229,000, 30 GP surgeries operate across Aberdeen City’s four localities. The IJB’s strategic plan aims to fulfill the “interdependent triple aim” of improved experiences of using health and social care services, improved health and wellbeing, and reduced wastage and duplication in the costs of care and treatment.

Historically, the area has had one of the lowest unemployment rates in Scotland but the number of out-of-work benefit claimants rose sharply in 2015 and one of the most unequal pay structures in the UK, attributable largely to the oil and gas industry, prevails in Aberdeen. A shortage of affordable housing therefore contributes to ongoing staff recruitment and retention issues.

In 2016, one third of the population was living in areas among the 40% most deprived in Scotland, while just over half were living among the 40% least deprived areas in Scotland.

Key Officials

Chief Officer: Sandra Ross
Chair: Councillor Sarah Duncan
Vice Chair: Luan Grugeon

Latest News

NHS board steps in to secure GP practice
Health chiefs stress services “will continue as normal”…
Trauma network treats 275 patients in first year
Patients reap rewards from ‘exciting and innovative approach to trauma medicine’…
Dedicated child mental health centre opens
New centre saves staff time by bringing multiple services together under one roof…

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