You can volunteer to become part of a virtual group (Directory) 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 can be contributing to patient information literature from home, attending a one off focus group or becoming a member of a regular committee.

Supporting people to take part in shaping their public services leads to better decision-making, better outcomes and continual improvement in health and care services. 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.

To find out how to get involved, check out our community involvement information.