Joining Up Care Consultation
Published by : Fife Council
This consultation is open.
Purpose of consultation
The Joining Up Care consultation is about Health and Social Care services could be improved for you and the communities of Fife. We want your views on these ideas and will listen to them before deciding how changes are made.
Please read the following guidance before completing this form:
- Your views are very important to help us shape how we develop services.
- This questionnaire is only to be completed once you have read the Joining Up Care Summary or full proposal document (available online at www.fifehealthandsocialcare.org/joiningupcare)
Here in Fife, like the rest of Scotland, the systems of health and social care have evolved over the decades.
People are living longer and this means we now have more very old people, some of whom have more complex health and social care needs.
To meet these demands, we need to adapt how we do things and change our ways of working.
We simply can’t stay the same.
We need to join care across communities and hospital services. This will allow us to continue to respond to people’s physical, emotional and social needs – day and night. This includes people’s wish to stay independent and at home for as long as they can.
We know that what will work for some people may not be ideal for others. So we know we don’t have an easy job in front of us.
But our job is to make sure you get the right care, from the right person at the right time, in the right place. Whether your child is sick and you need some medical advice after the GP practice has closed, or you, or someone you care for, is ill or recovering from an injury and needs round the clock care.
We must also listen and respond to our own members of staff and the increasing pressures they face. We’re fully aware that different communities have different needs.
The future of Fife’s integrated care involves all of us.
Michael Kellet, Director Health and Social Care
Simon Little, Chair, Fife Health and Social Care Partnership Board