Ask NHS your questions

NHS Borders annual review for 2013/14 will be held on Wednesday, November 5, in the Chaplaincy Centre at Borders General Hospital.

The review is an opportunity for members of the public to hear and ask questions about the board’s performance in the past year and its future plans.

The session will run from 2-3.15pm, conducted by chair of NHS Borders, John Raine.

Achievements that will be highlighted at the review include the fact that 97% more alcohol interventions were made than the standard, and that all patients awaiting treatment from the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service were seen within the 18 week target between October 2013 and March 2014.

There will also be an update on the action points noted by Scottish Government from last year’s review.

The audience will be encouraged to discuss NHS Borders’ clinical strategy, which the public were consulted on earlier this year. It focuses on the key principles which will form the basis of the board’s strategy for the next five years.

Explaining the importance of the review John Raine said: “The board places significant importance on engaging with all partners, including patients, carers, staff, local communities and disadvantaged groups, so that their needs and views are placed at the heart of the design and delivery of local health services. This year’s annual review will give us an opportunity to inform and engage with the public about our current performance and future plans, and how these link with NHS Borders’ clinical strategy.”

Anyone wishing to attend who requires additional support should call 0800 731 4052 or email: publicinvolvement@borders.scot.nhs.uk