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Stakeholder Reference Group

The Stakeholder Reference Group was established to support and guide us on how to engage and communicate with people about the Moving Forward Together Programme and was composed of Public Partners – service users, patients and carers, representatives from patients’ and carers’ groups, or community groups that have an interest in health and social care.

Invites to participate in the Group and represent people were sent to a broad range of individuals and organisations from across Greater Glasgow and Clyde. This included the six Health and Social Care Partnerships, Carers Centres and Voluntary Sector organisations representing service users, patients and carers.

Twenty one people agreed to work with us and regularly attended meetings, received correspondence and provided feedback. The Group was also chaired by a non executive member of the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board. The purpose of the Group was to:

  • Act as a sounding board for testing early concepts and ideas to transform health and social care services
  • Advise us on the development of information materials and resources for wider public use
  • Advise us on how we might inform and engage more widely with the public
  • Communicate back to their stakeholder groups and play a role in wider public communication

The Group has had 7 meetings during which they were presented with information on the key concepts and the relevant data driving the development of the Moving Forward Together Strategy. Feedback from participants has been largely positive, they understand that there is a need to change how we deliver health and social care services and that people need to be empowered to improve and self-mange their own health and supported to change how they access and use services.

You can find out more about about the Group's Terms of Reference, membership, meetings and what the Group members think about the Programme via the links below.