The Scottish Government directed the integration of health and social care under the Public Bodies (Joint Working) Act 2014. The act specified that local authorities and health boards should be integrated into one public body. The Edinburgh Integration Joint Board (EIJB) was established on 1 July 2016, and is responsible for setting out its vision, intent and strategic priorities through a strategic plan.

The Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership is the operational delivery mechanism for the EIJB and delivers health and social care services across the city that is directed by the EIJB strategic plan.

The Partnership is supported to deliver services through:

  • NHS Lothian

  • City of Edinburgh Council

  • Third sector organisations

  • Independent care organisations

The Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership are responsible for community-based health and social care services in Edinburgh. We provide health and care services for adults and older people. Everyone who works with us and for us, provides high quality, safe and sustainable care.

The Partnership is led by an integrated executive team led by Judith Proctor, Chief Officer, Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership and Edinburgh Integration Joint Board.

You can contact the Chief Officer at:

Looking after your information

We (NHS Lothian and City of Edinburgh Council) do not need your consent to share your information (when we provide health and social care services to you).

We will tell you how we will collect, hold and share your information. We may share personal data with other public bodies where required by law for the prevention or detection of crime or the protection of children and vulnerable adults.

Any use of personal data will be accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.