Make Your Voice Heard – Integration Joint Board
Service User Representatives Sought for new Integration Joint Board
People in the Clackmannanshire and Stirling areas 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 Clackmannanshire and Stirling Councils.
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 Clackmannanshire and Stirling. 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 local health and social care services.
Open information sessions are being held for anyone who is interested in applying. These will take place at:
- The Hub, CTSI, The Whins, Alloa, FK10 3TA on 29th of July 2015 from 6.00pm – 7.00pm and on 31st July from 10.00am to 11.00am
- Lecture Theatre, Stirling Community Hospital. Livilands, Stirling, FK8 2AU on 30th July 30th 2015 from 10.00am to 11.00am and 6.00pm – 7.00pm
Anyone aged over 18 who lives in the Clackmannanshire or Stirling council areas 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 and which council area you live in to firstname.lastname@example.org or posted to Lesley White, Programme Manager, Health and Social Care Integration, Stirling Community Hospital, Livilands, Stirling, FK8 2AU by 14th August 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 new Board – one main and one substitute.
An open meeting of the Patient Partnership Forum will take place on 23rd September 2015 at 7.00 pm in the Lecture Theatre, Stirling Community Hospital when those attending will choose the representatives by voting.
For further information visit www.nhsforthvalley.com/hsci