Health and Social Care

National Conversation – Creating a Healthier Scotland: What Matters to You?

August 28, 2015 by 3 Comments | Category Uncategorized

From August 2015 to April 2016 the Scottish Government is holding a national conversation on health and social care services in Scotland. The conversation is seeking views on what a healthier Scotland should look like in the next 10-15 years from now and how people in Scotland can be supported to be as healthy as they can be.

To help get the conversation started three broad questions have been issued:

  •  What support do we need in Scotland to live healthier lives?
  •  What areas of health and social care matter most to you?
  •  Thinking about the future of health and social care services, where should our focus be?

Take part in the conversation

A facilitation pack is now available to help you host local conversations. This material is designed to give you a bit more background on the current situation in Scotland, where there have been successes and some of the long term challenges we face.
There are three parts to the facilitation pack:

  • The discussion leaflet – this sets out what the current situation in Scotland is, highlighting the need to change health and social care services and the way they are delivered. We have included some broad questions as a starting point to help you get a conversation started.
  • Background information slides – these provide a range of information on different aspects of health and social care. The slides could be used for a presentation at the start of a discussion or simply to provide background information to people in your group if they want to know more about a specific issue.
  • What matters to you?’ items – these include a flyer summarising the purpose of the national conversation which you can download to use in publicising any discussions you plan to have.

 Join in the discussions online

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  • Linda White says:

    Hi Chris,

    Thanks for pointing that out. I’ve updated the link, it should work for you now.

  • Chris Third says:

    The hyperlink to the webpage doesn’t seem to work. It works okay if I copy and paste it but clicking on it takes me to a missing page notice.

  • Colin Angus says:

    I am currently vice chairperson of a locality Public Partnership Forum. Can you send me material via post to 3 Honeyman Crescent LANARK ML11 7BD so that I can have a discussion workshop at one of our meetings. Can you also take a note of my email address and forward me any newsletters, updates etc on Integration.

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