Renfrewshire Community Health Partnership (CHP) brings closer working arrangements between the Council and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.
It is responsible for a wide range of local health services delivered in health centres, clinics and schools. These include health visiting, district nursing, speech and language therapy, physiotherapy, foot care and community-based mental health, addiction and learning disability services.
The CHP will also work closely with local education, leisure, employment services and voluntary organisaions to tackle poor health and improve the quality of life of people in Renfrewshire.
The Council is a key partner in the new CHP which will develop close links with specialist hospital based staff and independent health professionals, such as GP's, dentists, pharmacists and opticians to plan and develop services across Renfrewshire. This will provide a quicker and more straightforward way to deliver care and services in the community.
We recognise, however, that we can't do this on our own which is why we are joining forces with other organisations that also have an important role to play in improving the health of local people.
Renfrewshire CHP is coterminous with the boundaries of Renfrewshire Council. The main population centres included are Paisley, Renfrew, Johnstone, Linwood, Erskine, Bishopton, Bridge of Weir and Elderslie along with a collection of smaller villages such as Houston, Howwood, Kilbarchan and Lochwinnoch.
Renfrewshire CHP area covers a total of 29 GP practices with a total practice population of 177,239 (as at 1st April 2013). The CHCP area also includes 31 dental practices, 44 pharmacies and 20 Optometrists.
The CHP has responsibility for 884 WTE (whole time equivalent staff) including Children & Families, Health & Community, Allied Health Professionals, Learning Disabilities, Mental Health, Planning & Health Improvement and Management & Administration.