Current service changes in Scotland

Current service changes in Scotland

Changes to health and social care services are happening right now across Scotland.

This page lists changes to health and social care services that we are involved in.

Territorial NHS Boards

Special NHS Boards

Major Changes

Ayrshire & Arran

Caring for Ayrshire

Redeveloping health and care services across Ayrshire so that they are fit for the future

Chemotherapy Service Review

NHS Ayrshire & Arran has conducted an 8-week engagement process on its plans to redesign chemotherapy services. In developing a tiered approach, aligned to West of Scotland Cancer Network model, it states its aims to develop a safe, sustainable and accessible service.


Eildon Practice Review

Looking at future options for the Eildon Medical Practice sites at both Melrose and Newtown St Boswells.

Dumfries & Galloway

Moffat Health and Social Care Review

Review of how to deliver health and social care services within the Moffatt area

Transforming Wigtownshire Programme

Communities and members of the public working together with service providers to design the best possible approach to health and social care services for years to come


NHS Fife Clinical Strategy

Review led by Fife Health and Social Care Partnership of Community Health and Wellbeing Hubs, Out-of-Hours Urgent Care Redesign and Community Hospital and Intermediate Care Bed Redesign.

Fife HSCP Joining Up Care

Fife Health & Social Care Partnership is exploring proposals to change the way it uses community hospitals and introduce intermediate care beds. This will help people stay independent for longer and avoid hospital admissions.


Aberdeen City HSCP Primary Care reviews

Aberdeen City Health & Social Care Partnership is developing a business case for £1 million investment in facilities to build a new Integrated Community Hub for the delivery of Health and Care services in the central locality for the communities of Denburn, Mastrick and Northfield.

Dr Gray Review

NHS Grampian is developing a plan for the reinstatement of Obstetric and Paediatric services at Dr Gray's, Elgin

Keith and East Locality Project (KELP)

Led by Health & Social Care Moray, the project focuses on securing a new purpose-built health and care hub to replace the present Keith Health Centre building and other facilities.

Greater Glasgow & Clyde

Moving Forward Together

Review and develop health and social care services across Greater Glasgow and Clyde so they remain safe, effective, person-centred and able to meet the current and future needs of the population.


Modernising Health & Social Care Services in Caithness Major

Proposals to refurbish the Caithness General Hospital and develop two Care Hubs: one in Thurso (located within the Dunbar Site) and one in Wick (located on Pultney House Care Home or Town & County Community Hospital)

Lochaber Health and Social Care Redesign (including New Belford Hospital)

NHS Highland is developing health and social care services for the Lochaber area, including the new build of the Belford General Hospital in Fort William


Monklands Hospital Major

In response to the June 2019 recommendations from an Independent Review Panel and an assessment report from the Scottish Health Council, NHS Lanarkshire is currently undertaking further engagement, including option appraisal on the most suitable location for the most suitable Monklands Replacement Project.


NHS Lothian Elective Treatment Centre

NHS Lothian is planning to build a Short Stay Elective Treatment Centre at the St Johns Hospital in Livingston, which will take referrals for Orthopaedics, General Surgery, Colorectal Surgery, Urology and Gynaecology.

NHS Lothian South East Scotland Cancer Centre

NHS Lothian is developing Cancer Treatment Services for the South East of Scotland that include the development of a New Cancer Treatment Centre that will be built on the grounds of Western General Hospital Edinburgh


Transforming Tayside

Transforming Tayside 2019-2022 has been jointly developed by key groups of staff in NHS Tayside and the 3 Health and Social Care Partnerships in Angus, Dundee and Perth & Kinross.

National Services Scotland

Care of Burns in Scotland Review

To ensure this national service is sustainable, clinically and cost effective and meets the needs of patients across Scotland

NHS 24

NHS 24 Strategic Delivery Programme

A unique opportunity to align NHS 24 more closely with primary care in response to Health and Social Care Integration, a programme to transform Urgent Care and the National Clinical Strategy.

Golden Jubilee National Hospital

Opthalmology Review

Development of the ophthalmology service, working towards increasing the volume of ophthalmic surgeries by opening new theatres on site.

Orthopaedics Review

Expansion phase 2 - focus on orthopaedic surgery, general surgery and endoscopy

Last Updated: 29 July 2020