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North Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership (NAHSCP) and Integration Joint Board (IJB)

North Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership (NAHSCP) delivers joined up health and social care services. NAHSCP management structure (PDF, 520kb). Partner organisations include: 

  • NHS Ayrshire & Arran
  • North Ayrshire Council
  • TSI North Ayrshire 
  • Independent sector


  • manages and monitors the bringing together of community health and social care services
  • contributes to the NHS local delivery plan
  • leads on health and wellbeing
  • contributes to the success of partnerships between similar organisations including many community and voluntary organisations
  • leads the work around the Community Planning Partnership (CPP) priority of a Healthier North Ayrshire. 

NAHSCP published a 3 year strategic plan:

We will deliver the changes by meeting our 5 strategic priorities of:

  • tackling inequalities
  • engaging communities
  • bringing services together
  • prevention and early intervention
  • improving mental health and wellbeing

The purpose of our Health and Social Care Partnership is that:

'All people who live in North Ayrshire are able to have a safe, healthy and active life.'

We'll support each person of any age to live safely at home, or in a homely setting, where possible close to family, friends and the local community. We'll work with NHS acute services and the third and independent sectors to deliver high quality, safe and sustainable services that are seamless to the people who use them. We'll support people to make their own life choices.

NAHSCP is the lead agency for delivering mental health services across Ayrshire. 

Annual performance report

Our annual performance reports outline Partnership achievements and challenges:


Our values provide a framework for the implementation of our vision and for the context in which we will work with you.

Service principles

Our values will be evident through our service principles, ensuring that each service we deliver:

  • is brought together from the point of view of service users
  • takes account of the needs of service users
  • takes account of the characteristics and circumstances of service users
  • respects the rights of service users
  • respects the dignity of service users
  • takes account of the participation by service users in the community in which they live
  • protects and improves the safety of service users
  • improves the quality of the service
  • is planned and led in a way that engages with the community
  • best anticipates needs
  • helps to prevent needs arising
  • makes best use of the available facilities, people's abilities and resources.

The Chief Social Work Officer (CSWO) produces a CSWO Annual Report (PDF, 1mb) outlining activity, pressures, governance issues, challenges and statutory functions. 

Stephen Brown is the Director of NAHSCP Chief Officer of the IJB. Contact by email: sbrown@north-ayrshire.gcsx.gov.uk

Learning Disability Strategy

Our Learning Disability Strategy outlines plans for changing our services to support people with learning disabilities, in North Ayrshire, to live full rewarding lives. 

Integration Joint Board

The Integration Joint Board (IJB) is the governing body of the NAHSCP. It is delegated responsibilities by North Ayrshire Council and NHS Ayrshire & Arran.

Read the Integration Scheme (PDF, 532kb).

The IJB is responsible for the strategic direction of the Health and Social Care Partnership and will ensure it operates efficiently and effectively. NAIJB Governance Map (PDF, 77kb).

Our annual accounts help to demonstrate the stewardship of the public funds that are entrusted to North Ayrshire IJB:

The Equality and Human Rights Commission requires all Health and Social Care Integration Joint Boards to publish their equality outcomes and accompanying report:

Partners across Ayrshire have developed a set of Shared Equality Outcomes (Word, 114kb) and action plan. These will be delivered from April 2017 - 2021.

Comments, complaints or suggestions about North Ayrshire IJB

Feedback helps us to shape our service to people's needs. If you would like to make a comment, complaint, or suggestion about North Ayrshire IJB:

  • policies
  • decisions
  • administration in relation to the decision making process of North Ayrshire IJB

Make a comment or complaint

Alternatively you can:

  • email contactus@north-ayrshire.gov.uk
  • telephone 01294 317700
  • write to - Chief Officer, North Ayrshire Integration Joint Board, Complaints, 5th floor west, Cunninghame House, Irvine, KA12 8EE

Scottish Public Services Ombudsman requires that we publish:

Guide to information

You can request any recorded information under the Freedom of Information Act (Scotland) 2002. You don't have to say why you want it, or what you want it for. We must respond to all information requests we receive. We will advise and assist you in making a request and provide the information within 20 working days, as per our guide (PDF, 133kb).

Privacy Notice

Whilst consent will not be required for the sharing of information between NHS Ayrshire & Arran and each of the 3 Ayrshire Local Authorities for the purpose of delivering integrated Health and Social care services, you will be informed about how your information will be collected, held and shared. 

NAHSCP 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 in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

The North Ayrshire Council Privacy Policy contains more information on your information rights.

Please see our leaflet Looking after you and your information (PDF, 450kb)