Local People To Be Elected To Sit On New Integration Joint Board

People in Clackmannanshire are being invited to select local representatives to speak for them on health and social work issues and help shape future policy.

Voting will take place in Sauchie Community Hall at 7.00pm on 30th September 2015 to choose a public representative from the Clackmannanshire area who will sit on a new Integration Joint Board. This important new Board will oversee the work of the Clackmannanshire and Stirling Health and Social Care Partnership which is being NHS Forth Valley and Clackmannanshire and Stirling Councils. In addition, there will be an election for a local service user to be appointed to the new Strategic Planning Group which will identify local goals and priorities.

Three candidates have been put forward for the secret ballot which will also see people appointed as substitutes for these roles. Their remit is to make sure that the voice of local service users is heard, and give local people the chance to help shape the way that future health and social care services are designed and delivered across the Clackmannanshire area.

NHS Forth Valley Public Partnership Forum (PPF) Development Co-ordinator Jessie-Anne Malcolm said: “The roles involve attending meetings, taking part in patient and service users forums and becoming involved in public consultations. I am very encouraged by the response we received and I’m delighted that three people have been shortlisted for these important new posts. Whoever is chosen will receive an induction which will include background information about health and social care integration and an overview of all the services which the new Board will become responsible for.”

The vote will be taken at an open meeting of the PPF which starts at 7.00pm and will also focus on a presentation on the service provided by NHS 24.

Similar elections are taking place on 23rd September 2015 to elect public representatives from the Stirling area.

If you need creche facilities or an interpreter to enable you to attend this event or have any other special requirements please contact: Jessie-Anne Malcolm, PPF Development Co-ordinator on 01324 614660, or send an e-mail to: jessie.malcolm@nhs.net