Public Invited to Attend Health Board’s Annual Review

People across Forth Valley will have the opportunity to find out more about local health developments and ask members of NHS Forth Valley Board questions at the Health Board’s Annual Review meeting on Monday 20th November 2023.

The Public Session, which takes place in the Board Room at Carseview House, Castle Business Park in Stirling between 1.00pm and 2.00pm will be chaired by Michael Matheson MSP, Cabinet Secretary for NHS Recovery, Health and Social Care and forms part of a review of the Health Board’s performance for 2022/23.

The Cabinet Secretary will be joined at the public meeting by Board members as well as a number of service and clinical leads. NHS Valley’s Chair, Janie McCusker, will give a short presentation outlining key developments over the last year as well as plans and priorities for the year ahead.

This year, for the first time, it will be a hybrid meeting, with members of the public able to come along to attend in person or to join online via a MS Teams link.  Those wishing to attend – either in person or online – are asked to book a place in advance by registering on the NHS Forth Valley website or calling 01786 457397 during normal office hours.

Questions about local health services can be emailed in advance to although staff will not be able to answer queries on specific patient issues on the day. A selection of questions will be answered during the public session and others will receive a direct response after the meeting. It would be helpful if questions could be submitted in advance by Friday 3rd November 2023 although people attending the meeting in person may also be able to ask a question on the day, if time allows.

Amanda Croft, Interim Chief Executive NHS Forth Valley, said: “The public haven’t been able to attend NHS Annual Review meetings for the last few years due to Covid-19 pandemic so it’s good to be able to open these up to the public once again. This year, to make it even easier to attend, there is also an option to join the meeting online.

“We would also welcome any questions people may have about local health services in Forth Valley. A selection of these will be answered at the public session and any remaining questions will receive a direct reply after the meeting.”