Are you interested in having a say on local health and social care services and how they could be improved? Then your local forum is a great way to get involved.
The forums meet regularly to discuss local health and social care issues. Meetings include presentations and talks from local health and social care staff. Some forum members also arrange and are involved in local health and social care events for the public.
The forums are open to any resident of Lanarkshire. You can take part as much or as little as you like.
In Lanarkshire there are two main forums:
- North Lanarkshire Public Partnership Forum
- South Lanarkshire Health and Social Care Forum
There are also a range of local forums for your town or area. You will find more information on these in the pages for both the North and South forums.
The forums are made up of members of the public, carers, local community groups and voluntary organisations. You do not need to be a member of an existing group to join. For more information or to get involved, contact Jean MacDonald on 01698 858366.
The forums roles include:
- Informing local people about the range and location of services and information for which the health and social care partnerships are responsible
- Involving local users of service, carers and the public in discussion about how to improve local services
- Support wider public involvement in planning and decision-making about services that are delivered locally.