Help Shape Future Health Care Services In Falkirk – Service User Representatives Sought for new Integration Joint Board

People in the Falkirk area who regularly use health and social care services are being invited to make their voices heard over how local care should be delivered in future. The Scottish Government is seeking members of the public to represent local people on the Integration Joint Board which is being set up as part of the new Health and Social Care Partnership between NHS Forth Valley and Falkirk Council.

The aim is to ensure the voice of local service users is heard and give local people the chance to help shape the way future health and social care services are designed and delivered across Falkirk. The role involves attending 12 meetings a year, taking part in patient & service user forums and become involved in consulting other local people who use services.

Open information sessions are being held at Forth Valley Business Hub and Forth Valley Sensory Centre for anyone who is interested in applying. These will take place at:

 

  • Business Hub, 45 Vicar Street, Falkirk FK1 1LL on July 15th 2015 from 6.00pm to 7.00pm
  • Forth Valley Sensory Centre, Redbrae Road, Falkirk FK1 4DD on July 16th 2015 from 10.00am to 11.00am

Anyone aged over 18 who lives in the Falkirk area can also apply direct by explaining in around 400 words why they think they should be a representative. This should be emailed along with your full name, address and daytime telephone number to integration@falkirk.gov.uk or posted to Suzanne Thomson, Denny Town House, 23 Glasgow Road, Denny FK6 5DL by 31st July 2015.

 

All new representatives to the Integration Joint Board will be provided with an induction which will include background information about health and social care integration and an overview of all the services which the Board will become responsible for. Meetings will generally be scheduled to take place within working hours Monday to Friday and all reasonable costs will be covered.

 

Two public representatives will be appointed to the Board – one main and one substitute.

 

An open meeting of the Patient Partnership Forum will take place on 8th September 2015 at 7.00 pm at Falkirk Council Municipal Chambers, when those attending will choose the representatives by voting.

For further information visit www.nhsforthvalley.com/hsci

 

Issued by NHS Forth Valley’s Communications Department – 01786 457243.