As we head into 2021 we will continue to develop plans for new Community Health and Wellbeing Centres in Kincardine and Lochgelly.

The current Kincardine and Lochgelly Health Centres are recognised as being no longer fit for purpose. The new centres are intended to flexibly meet the needs of the local population, providing a range of services including those provided by GPs, social care and the voluntary sector.

The Initial Agreement Document (IAD) was approved by Scottish Government in January 2020 and involved working closely with communities and staff in both areas.

We are now in the process of completing the Outline Business Cases (OBCs), part of the process to support decisions on how public funding is allocated.

Part of that work has involved working with local communities and services to look further at how the centres can support the health and wellbeing of the populations of Lochgelly and Kincardine.

Through November and December 2020, as part of our engagement activity, members of the Lochgelly and Kincardine communities were asked to share their opinions by completing one of our surveys (both online and paper versions were available).

Thank you to everyone who took part and let us know their thoughts.

We are now in the process of collating all the feedback that has been received and will be examining this in detail.

We will bring you further updates on the project as we continue our work on the Outline Business Cases.