What are we doing?

    The Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership are carrying out a strategic review of service needs for residents of Deeside to develop options for fit for the future health and social care services delivery models.

    How we will do it?

    Community engagement is central to this process and the Partnership has developed a survey to begin a conversation with the community about what is important about health and social care services and how they are delivered.  Focus groups will then be held to develop themes coming from the survey.

    At the same time, the Partnership will gather information about what health and social care needs there are in the Deeside area now, and what we expect in the next 5-10 years. Information will be gathered from records held by NHS Grampian and Aberdeenshire Council and will include information about the most prevalent conditions, population data and house building. This information, along with the views gathered from the community will form the Strategic Needs Assessment.

    Once we know what the health and social care needs of the community are, proposals will be developed for locally delivered services to meet those needs for the years to come. The community will be consulted on the proposals and invited to recommend their preferred option.

    Why do it?

    Much change has occurred over the years including the size of the community, the health conditions that people live with, healthcare and the use of digital technology. 

    It is important to ensure the precious resources available are used in the best way: to provide the most effective, sustainable and ‘fit for the future’ health and social care services.