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Are you a caring, compassionate and reliable person who is interested in supporting people in your own local community?Orkney Health and Social Care Partnership

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The Vision for Health and Social Care Integration

Ensuring better care and support for people where users of health and social care services can expect to be listened to, to be involved in deciding upon the care they receive and to be an active participant in how it is delivered. This will result in better outcomes for people, enabling them to enjoy better health and wellbeing in their homes and communities.

The Partnership

Orkney Health and Social Care Partnership, (Orkney HSCP) is a partnership between Orkney Islands Council and NHS Orkney. The Partnership aims to improve and develop social care, community health and wellbeing. We want to provide the best possible care for people in Orkney, wherever they live and whatever their circumstances.

The Orkney HSCP has, to date, been responsible for the delivery of the full range of the Council’s social work and social services, for all age groups and service user groups, and NHS Orkney’s community based health services since 2011, under joint management arrangements. The Partnership has continued to be accountable to both the Council and NHS Orkney for the effective delivery of these services through the Board.

The Partnership is currently going through a period of change as a result of the Scottish Government’s ambitious programme of healthcare reform to improve services for individuals who use health and social care services. This is called Health and Social Care Integration.

To find out more about Health and Social Care Integration, please visit the Health and Social Care Integration pages which can be accessed from the 'More pages in this section' menu. Here you can also view our latest newsletter and read about what these changes mean for Orkney.

Relevant external websites can be accessed from the 'Related Sites' section of this page.

Stephen Brown

Chief Officer of Integration Joint Board.

Rachael King

Chair of Integration Joint Board.

Issy Grieve

Vice Chair of Integration Joint Board.

Emergency Contact - Duty Social Worker

Monday to Friday (09:00 - 17:00) - Telephone: 01856873535.

Out of Hours – Telephone: 01856888000.


Orkney Health and Care, School Place, Kirkwall, KW15 1NY.

Telephone: 01856873535.


The Balfour

Forelands Road, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1NZ.

Telephone: 01856888000.

NHS Orkney, Orkney Islands Council and Patient Opinion.

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