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Key Facts

Within its strategic plan, the Argyll & Bute Health & Social Care Partnership identifies the challenges of remote and rural living to delivery of services, as well as an ageing population that is declining in size leading to “greater demand for services, with a reduced budget to provide them”. Such difficulties are present within the area’s ageing workforce and recruitment difficulties persist.

Keen to shift the balance of care to anticipatory provision delivered in the community rather than in acute hospital settings, the strategic plan identifies £7.3m that could be redirected into preventative services if the board was successful in preventing 20% of acute unplanned admissions.

The partnership area is divided into four localities: Oban, Lorn and the Isles; Mid Argyll, Kintyre and Islay; Cowal and Bute; and Helensburgh and Lomond. As of July 2018 there were 33 GP surgeries across the region.

Key Officials

Chief Officer: Joanna MacDonald
Chair: Robin Creelman
Vice Chair: Councillor Kieron Green

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