Integration Joint Boards (IJBs) are separate legal entities from both the NHS and the Council. IJBs are the main decision-making body for the HSCP and has a legal duty to include key stakeholders in its decision-making processes.
Legislation sets out how the IJB must operate, including the formation of its membership. The membership of the IJB has two categories: voting and non-voting. Voting members represent the NHS and Council whilst non-voting members are a prescribed list of key stakeholders that should be involved in the planning and decision-making. The non-voting membership can also be extended to include additional local stakeholders if required. In Renfrewshire we have extended our membership to include representation from our local Trade Union and staffside colleagues.
The tables below detail the membership of Renfrewshire IJB.
Elected Members from Renfrewshire Council
Non-Executives of NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde Board
Chief Finance Officer
Chief Social Work Officer
A Registered Nurse representative
A registered medical practitioner representing GPs
Dr Stuart Sutton
A registered medical practitioner representing other medical interests
Dr Alex Thom
A member of staff from social work, representing front-line delivery
A member of staff from the NHS, representing front-line delivery
A third sector representative, representing front-line delivery
A service user representative
A carer representative
Trade union representative (Council)
Trade union representative (NHS)
The IJB meets regularly throughout the year. A copy of the schedule of meeting dates, agendas, minutes and supporting papers are available via the website links section.