Dumfries & Galloway Health & Social Care

DGHSCP Sustainability and Modernisation Programme (SAM)

Introduction

This webpage takes x minutes on average to read and will answer the following questions:

  • What is the SAM programme and why do we need it?
  • What work is involved in the SAM programme?
  • What support can the SAM team offer?
  • How can I actively engage with the SAM programme?

What is the SAM programme and why do we need it?

The Sustainability and Modernisation (SAM) programme was established by the local Integrated Joint Board (IJB) in August 2019. The programme has been established in order to modernise the local health and social care partnership by utilising all available resource more effectively. By doing this it is hoped that our services will become more sustainable, accessible and better quality whilst being delivered as close to home as possible to ensure our local community receive the best possible service.

By supporting the SAM programme the IJB hope to reduce the current financial deficit and in doing so maintaining full control over local decisions which will help to ensure that our services meet the needs of the local population.

How can I actively engage with the SAM programme?

Engagement with our local communities and the public are currently focused on the development and priorities of the Strategic Plan to which the SAM Programme is aligned to support delivery against the national health and wellbeing outcomes.

Equally, the value of input from partner agencies and staff is vital to the SAM Programme in sharing their on the ground experience to improve how we operate both individually and together.