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Moving forward together

The way that healthcare and social care services in Greater Glasgow and Clyde are provided is changing.

Over the next 18 months, clinicians, managers and planners will work together and will engage with patients, service users, the public and staff to develop plans for a better healthcare and social care system for Greater Glasgow and Clyde residents.

This new system of care will be organised in the most effective way to provide safe, effective person centred and sustainable care to meet the current and future needs of our population.

It will be designed to:

  • Support and empower people to improve their own health
  • Support people to live independently at home for longer
  • Empower and support people to manage their own long term conditions
  • Enable people to stay in their communities accessing the care they need
  • Enable people to access high quality primary and community care services close to home
  • Provide access to world class hospital based care when the required level of care or treatment cannot be provided in the community
  • Deliver hospital care on an ambulatory or day case basis whenever possible
  • Provide highly specialist hospital services for the people of Greater Glasgow and Clyde and for some services, in the West of Scotland

Here we explain why we are making these changes and how you can get involved.

  Within Greater Glasgow and Clyde, there are six health and social care partnerships. Together with NHS Greater Gl...

 

Within Greater Glasgow and Clyde, there are six health and social care partnerships.

Together with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, they have now embarked on a major programme to transform health and care services for the future.

This programme will be taken forward over the next 18 months and will result in a clear plan for change to make the Government’s vision for health and social care a reality.

Delivered in partnership with the Scottish Government, neighbouring NHS boards, the Scottish Ambulance Service, education, the secure sector and the third sector, the programme will ensure that our health and social care services keep pace with national and regional developments.

New ways of working will be developed which provide safe, effective and patient centred care, make best use of available resources and the opportunities created by innovation and technology.

Delivery of the Moving Forward Together Programme will see improvements in care and outcomes for everyone.

There is a Core Team made up of doctors, nurses, allied health professionals, health and social care partnerships, e-...

There is a Core Team made up of doctors, nurses, allied health professionals, health and social care partnerships, e-health, analytical services, human resources, planners, engagement and communications staff. They are responsible for pulling together all relevant data and information to underpin the delivery plan that will be prepared by the end of June 2018.

The Core Team is responsible to the NHSGGC Medical Director, Dr Jennifer Armstrong, who in turn is the Executive Director responsible to the Board for this programme.

The views of patients and the public will be important as we develop these plans and a Stakeholder Reference group is being established to advise on our communications and engagement with our communities.

The group will include representatives from patients and carers groups and organisations.

A Workforce Reference Group with trades unions, professional organisations and staff representatives has been set up to contribute to develop and deliver an effective engagement plan for staff working within NHSGGC and within the health and social care partnerships.

 

The overarching national strategies are all evidence based and drawn from best practice and experience from across th...

The overarching national strategies are all evidence based and drawn from best practice and experience from across the globe.

This evidence can help us understand what works best to ensure we deliver safe, effective, person centred and sustainable services for our people.

We all want to build on the excellent services we have already. We want to ensure we continue to change and transform where there is evidence we can do even better. But we need to give ourselves the time and space to do that.

This programme will be the lynch pin to ensuring we keep pace with the demands for our services and the demands made on us by the advent of new/upgraded technology – ensuring excellence for the future.

It is too early to know or predict the specific changes that will be necessary. There are however already a lot of ex...

It is too early to know or predict the specific changes that will be necessary. There are however already a lot of examples of transformational change that have taken place or are currently being pursued across Greater Glasgow and Clyde and in a variety of differing clinical specialties and service provision.

We’re at a very early stages of the Programme and initially have set up this website to keep everyone up to date. As...

We’re at a very early stages of the Programme and initially have set up this website to keep everyone up to date.

As the Programme develops this will set out how you can take part and give us your views.

You can also register to receive regular updates as part of our online community by entering your email address below.

We view all the people of Greater Glasgow and Clyde as stakeholders - health service users, patients, staff, members ...

We view all the people of Greater Glasgow and Clyde as stakeholders - health service users, patients, staff, members of the public, carers, volunteers, and the voluntary organisations which represent them.

We welcome opinions and feedback.

Opportunities to participate in specific events for staff and the public will be advertised through this website.