Find out what we are doing across the Borders, Fife and Lothian to meet the challenges we face now and into the future. Common Ground is a briefing about the development of our plans for Health and Social Care Delivery in the East of Scotland. It is for all NHS and HSCP staff in the Borders, Fife and Edinburgh and the Lothians.

Please read it to find out more about why we need to change the way we do things and what we are doing right now to try to meet some of the big challenges we face. It outlines some of the interesting work that is going on to explore how we can work better together, for example, by looking at our models of service delivery with the aim of improving them for patients and staff.  In a nutshell we want to develop plans that will help us respond to rising demand, shortages of staff in some key types of roles as well as financial challenges.

The solutions will need input from staff right across our organisations and will need to ensure we can continue to offer services that are safe, sustainable, and of high quality to everyone in our region, wherever they live.

We encourage you to read it and to discuss it with your colleagues and to feed back any questions or comments you may have to


Thank You

Michael Kellet, Director of Health and Social Care Partnership, Fife

Tim Davison , Implementation Lead , East Region and Chief Executive, NHS Lothian