NHS Borders is responsible for providing health care services to protect and improve the health of the people of the Borders and plan services for the local population. Other roles include to:
- focus clearly on health outcomes and people’s experience of their local NHS system;
- promote integrated health and community planning by working closely with other local organisations; and
- provide a single focus of accountability for the performance of the local NHS system.
Throughout its work, NHS Borders is committed to forging effective links with all its partners in care, such as patients, staff, local communities and disadvantaged groups, so that their needs and views are placed at the heart of the design and delivery of local health services.