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Partnership launching ‘Time to Talk’ conversations across summer months

READ MORE: download our leaflet “What is Community Health and Social Care?”

MAKE YOURSELF HEARD: Complete our online survey

This summer, it’s Time to Talk about the future of community health and social care within Dumfries and Galloway.

As Dumfries and Galloway emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, community health and social care continues to face real and significant challenges. How we meet and deal with them is up to everyone in the region.

Community health and social care is everything happening outside major hospitals – care homes, care at home services, day services, cottage hospitals, community health services, social work services, and primary care services such as general practice and community pharmacies.

Challenges exist right across community health and social care: ensuring there are enough GPs to serve the population, reducing waiting times for services, discharging people from hospital in a timely manner, using community-based teams to support people in their own homes, and many more.

For more information on community health and social care and the challenges it faces, read our “What is Community Health and Social Care?” leaflet at the link above.

Engagement sessions will be taking place across the region across June, July and August – with pop-up booths appearing in high streets, in supermarkets, and at public events including agricultural shows. Details will be published here at dghscp.co.uk/timetotalk.

Scheduled engagement sessions will be taking place online, and attendance can be registered by emailing dg.engagement@nhs.scot.

But. importantly, everyone can have their say at any time – by completing a simple five-question survey at the link above, or by recording their comments either in audio or on video and submitting them to dg.engagement@nhs.scot.