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Health Committee takes evidence on Public Bodies Bill, 01/10/13 [S]

During its meeting of 1 October 2013 the Scottish Parliament Health and Sport Committee took evidence on the Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Bill.

The Committee took evidence from the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing, Alex Neil. He said:

"Alongside the Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013 and the Children and Young People (Scotland) Bill, the Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Bill is part of the Government’s broader agenda to deliver public services that better meet the needs of people and communities. The bill provides the legislative framework for partnership working at both a strategic and a local level, involving professionals, service users and partners. The planning and delivery principles in the bill encapsulate the principles of Christie, putting the person at the centre of service planning and delivery, and requiring a focus on prevention and anticipatory care planning".

They also heard from Kathleen Bessos, deputy director, and Alison Taylor, team leader, both from the directorate for health and social care integration at the Scottish Government.

For full details see the Scottish Parliament Health and Sport Committee Official Report 1 October 2013 which is available from the Scottish Parliament website.

Further Information

Scottish Parliament Health and Sport Committee Official Report 1 October 2013