NHS Clinical Services Review Update

We were delighted that so many of you participated in the recent NHS Clinical Services Review, whether it be online or within one of the review groups.

We’ve had some feedback on the review so far, courtesy of Pauline Marland, Patient Experience Coordinator for NHS Forth Valley:

“Thank you to everyone who has provided feedback and suggestions over the last six months to help shape local health services for the future. The key themes identified by staff, patients and the general public so far are broadly similar with many highlighting the importance of good communication, person-centred care, greater consistency in the way services are delivered, more joined up services and better co-ordination. Greater use of technology, better access to services, greater capacity and the need to develop the workforce were also recurring themes highlighted during the engagement process over the last six months.

As part of the Clinical Services Review, a detailed report has also been produced which outlines future trends in the size and age of our local population, estimates future service activity and forecasts future levels of several common diseases and long term conditions. The report, which is called ‘A Case for Change’ examines other factors which affect the health and wellbeing of local people such as poverty, poor housing, unemployment, smoking, alcohol consumption and exercise. This important information and analysis will help inform how we plan and deliver services to meet the future healthcare needs of our local population, keep pace with demand and deliver the Scottish Government’s 2020 Vision for healthcare.

All of feedback is now being carefully considered by the eight individual working groups carrying out the Review, along with the detailed work, research and analysis carried out over the last six months. Each of the working groups will produce a detailed report highlighting their key themes, priorities and recommendations. These will then be used to develop our new healthcare strategy which will set out our plans and priorities for the next five years. We aim to complete the first draft of the healthcare strategy over the summer and it will then be subject to wider consultation and further engagement before it is finalised.”

Linda, our Service User and Carer Involvement Co-ordinator, will continue to keep anyone interested up-to-date with how this is developing and we’ll let you know when any further public consultation on the review opens.

Tag:User Involvement & Consultation
29/05/2015 at 2:50 pm