Join us at our Engagement meeting 23 September via Teams at 10.30am-12.30pm
NHS Fife is developing a Cancer Framework to:
- reduce cancer health inequalities,
help people with cancer and their families to feel involved in decision making that's right for them on the basis of full information,
create a radical improvement in experience and quality of life, including the end of life,
provide more equitable access to services and treatments,
overcome organisational complexity to ensure whole system vision this means working together across all services and functions better) and ensure delivery of high-quality cancer care and continue to improve our services.
A large-scale engagement process is underway however we wish to ask you as public members if the priorities are correct and what matters most to you from your experiences. We are keen to hear from individuals or family carers and members who have experiences of cancer care, treatments, prevention and diagnosis.
We would like to invite you to join us in discussing the main issues identified via some of our participation work and ask for your help to priorities these together.
The meeting will be held via Microsoft Teams on 23rd September from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm. If you would like to join us a link will be sent to you. To obtain the link to the meeting please send email to [email protected]
If you are unable to join us on MS Teams, we can send you the list of priorities being discussed and ask you feedback to us in a way that is most helpful to yourself.
Please get in touch by email if you need further support or help to participate in the meeting.
NHS Boards and Health and Social Care Partnerships have a legal requirement to involve people in designing, developing and delivering the health care services provide for them.
Effective approaches for community engagement and participation are critical in ensuring our services are fit for purpose, fit for the future and support better outcomes for people using services, carers and local communities.
Community; refers to a group of people that share a common place (people in a geographical areas such as a village or neighbourhood), a common interest (people who share a particular interest or experience) or a common identity (perhaps demographic characteristics such as age,race) There are also individuals and groups with common needs.
Engagement; is a broad term that covers a whole range of activities that encourage and enable people to be involved in decisions about issues that affect them. This can range from encouraging communities to share their views on how their needs are best met and influence how service should be delivered, to giving communities the power to inform decisions and provide services
How to get involved - Join our Directory!
The Directory is a virtual group of patients, carers, members of the public, and community groups who have an interest in knowing about and improving local health and care services in Fife. Being a member of the Directory for health and care means you can receive up to date information about the health and care services that matter to you. You will also hear about ways you can give your views or time in different ways to help us put people and communities at the heart of your local NHS and social care services. This could mean reviewing patient focused literature, taking part in a one off discussion group or being a member of a forum or committee.
To join or find out more contact us at [email protected]
Accessible Communication Group
An Accessible Communication Group is being established to support the coordination and creation of patient information and materials, as well as support the implementation of the Translation and Interpreting Policy and subsequent related polices.
The group is seeking two members of the public who have an interest / and or experience in designing, drafting or reviewing patient information and who has been / or is interested / involved in providing accessible communication
To find out more about this and how to note interest, read the letter below.
Fair Treatment Statement
No applicant will be unfairly discriminated against. We are particularly alert to eliminating discrimination on account of age, cultural/religious/political belief, disability, ethnicity, gender, race, relationship status, sexual orientation, and/or Trade Union membership or stewardship.
You are providing your personal details to NHS Fife as part of your role as a volunteer within the health board. The details you provide will be stored in an online secure database within the NHS network accessible to only the volunteering management team. Your personal details will not be shared with other organisations unless otherwise agreed. The information will be used to match volunteers with appropriate opportunities and to retain a record of volunteering activity for administration purposes. Anonymised reports will be created from the information and used to inform service developments at a local and national level. The information will be kept for six years from the point you cease volunteering.
You can request a copy of the information the board holds in relation to your volunteering status by making a ‘subject access request’ under the General Data Protection Regulations 2018.