Governance & Partnership arrangements

Governance framework & structure diagrams

These are 2 example diagrams which have been developed with Partners to help them establish, a clear and joint ‘vision’ for the provision of the Community equipment service, the ‘drivers’, and the service objectives. This supports the creation of improved governance for both the review of the service, and then ongoing delivery. This can be used to assist Partners to identify the key work streams and priorities. 

Partnership Agreements

This example Partnership Agreement lays out the basis for the arrangements between the Partners (NHS boards and local authorities).This allows relevant services, (health, Social care, Education, Housing etc.) to establish the governance responsibilities for the overall service including ‘lead partner’ arrangements.


This report provides an example of a successful bid (additional 102k) to mainstream funding for the Community equipment service, however it also illustrates the comprehensive approach the Partnership took to the overall evaluation of the service (utilising the self-evaluation templates from the Good Practice Guide), and evidences the individual actions the Partners collectively implemented, or plan to do so, as a more cohesive integrated community equipment service. 

Tayside Children's equipment evaluation report & Tender

Work with Tayside Partners ( Dundee, NHS Tayside, Angus, & Perth & Kinross) to review their provision of equipment for Children, has recently concluded with positive outcomes for the services. All Partners report improvements in the pathways and more responsive provision of equipment, with these improvements supported by jointly delivered training modules to extend assessment roles between the professions. A ‘core’ stock has been agreed which will help standardise service provision, and a new joint tender and contract award  has identified significant potential savings. Please see the attached reports for more information

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