Do you want to be kept up-to-date with what is happening in NHS Forth Valley? If so you can join the Public Involvement Network – you will be sent a copy of Community Health News four times a year, and occasionally may also be invited to attend local meetings and events, participate in surveys or contribute to public consultations. Find out more about the Public Involvement Network.
If you would like to represent your community’s views on local health services, you can also join one of our Public Partnership Forums in either Clackmannanshire, Falkirk or Stirling. Each group has six elected representatives who take views from their wider community to the Community Health Partnerships. The PPFs hold meetings within their communities every two months to discuss local impact of NHS Forth Valley decisions. Find out more about the Public Partnership Forums.
You can take your involvement in local health services further by being involved in the Patient Public Panel, which is designed to ensure local patients and residents have an opportunity to have their say on a wide range of issues which affect them. The Steering Group for the Panel meet every eight weeks, with the full Panel meeting every two months. Find out more about the Patient Public Panel.
‘Friends’ are voluntary groups of local residents who dedicate their time, energy and effort to raising funds for the benefit of hospitals and patients throughout Forth Valley. Find out more about Friends of Forth Valley Royal.