A Healthier Scotland

SEEK to prevent social isolation and loneliness

  • Amend the National Performance Framework to include national indicators specifically to monitor social connectedness and progress in preventing social isolation
  • The National Links Worker Programme should be extended to all Deep End Practices in Scotland
  • Establish a national strategy to expand community transport infrastructure in Scotland

BUILD on the existing capacity of the third sector and maximise its influence

  • Establish a GP Practice Community Fund to encourage better access to sources of support in the community
  • Increase and extend the Integrated Care Fund by 50% over the next five years to accelerate momentum towards prevention
  • Fund the third sector to lead annual Health and Social Care Partnership reviews on best practice in commissioned services that keep people well

Read the full ALLIANCE manifesto for health and social care now.