There are a number of opportunities to get involved, share your views and participate in the work of the Board and the Partnership.
Integration Joint Board (IJB)
As the decision making body for the Health and Social Care Partnership the IJB has a number of carer and patient representatives from the community and voluntary sector participating in the Board and formal committees including; the Strategic Planning Group, Audit and Performance, Partnership Forum, Health and Care Governance Group. The Board recently established a Stakeholder Forum to provide an opportunity for more patient and carer representatives to come together in advance of the meetings to discuss and contribute to the business of the Board and committees.
Locality Groups are now in place for the Kilmarnock North (Dunlop, Lugton, Kilmaurs, Stewarton, Newmilns, Galston, Hurlford and Darvel), Kilmarnock and surrounding areas and South area (Cumnock and Doon valley area). These groups bring together a wide range of partners who support the work of the Health and Social Care Partnership and include social work, health services, public health colleagues, and Council housing and Vibrant Communities and community representatives. The Locality Groups are developing local priorities and contributing to the shape of services through our Strategic Planning Group.
Participation and engagement strategy
A Participation and Engagement Strategy was been produced when the Board was established in 2015 and describes how the Board will consult and engage with employees, partners and local communities. In addition to the formal consultation programme of events the IJB undertakes each year to discuss the Strategic Plan or any proposed changes to services; the Partnership Forum, with employee, community and services representatives meets quarterly. We also have an annual Local Conversation where we take the opportunity to update the local community on any new business and to show case the good partnership working and the difference this makes to our local residents health and wellbeing.
Volunteering opportunities are available through our Council and NHS Ayrshire and Arran.
If you want to know any more about what we do or how to get involved please contact us at the email address below.