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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: Judith Proctor
Chair: Jonathan Passmore
Vice Chair: Councillor Sarah Duncan

Latest News

Nurse home visits help ease pressure on GPs
Using advanced nurse practitioners for home visits helps reduce pressure on GP surgeries…
New trauma centre opened in Aberdeen
£1m base to respond to critically ill and injured patients officially opened by Health Secretary Jeane Freeman…
Scotland’s care homes celebrated
Scottish Care’s celebration day highlights the positive part played by care homes across the country…

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