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Moving forward together

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

Clinicians including GPs, health and social care managers and planners will work together with patients, service users, the public and our staff to develop plans for a better, changed modernised, 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 and to provide best value.

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.

The NHS has served the country well over the past 70 years. It is known to be one of the best healthcare systems in t...

The NHS has served the country well over the past 70 years. It is known to be one of the best healthcare systems in the world.

In this time, we’ve seen groundbreaking changes in the way heart conditions are treated. We’ve seen major advances in treatment for cancer and stroke patients and much better survival rates.

Local authorities and other community planning partners have been working closely with the NHS to address wider issues which contribute to poor health. Issues such as lifestyle, education, economic status, employment and environment.

Taken together, advances in medicine and public health interventions are helping us all to live longer.
This is a real success story, but as more of us live longer, the number of people needing care is increasing.
The illnesses that people have are changing from short-term life-threatening illnesses towards long-term conditions and disability.

The health and social care system in Scotland is struggling to keep pace with these extra demands

The illnesses that people have are changing from short-term life-threatening illnesses towards long-term conditions a...

The illnesses that people have are changing from short-term life-threatening illnesses towards
long-term conditions and disability.
The health and social care system in Scotland is struggling to keep pace with these extra
demands.

Increasing demand will simply not be met if we continue to do things the way we do them
now. We need to work to change how services are accessed and used. So we need to change the
way we organise our services and use our resources.

In the future we might see some services move from the hospital setting into the community. There we’ll be able to he...

In the future we might see some services move from the hospital setting into the community. There we’ll be able to help people manage their long-term conditions better.

But, as more severe and complex illness means some treatments and care become more complicated
we might have to provide this in fewer, more specialist centres.This would mean that some people will travel a bit further for specialist treatment and care.

Yet advances in technology and new ways of working mean we can do more in fewer appointments to diagnose people and start treatment sooner. We can even carry out many procedures as day
cases.

 

This programme will result in a clear plan for change to make the Scottish Government’s vision for health and social ...

This programme will result in a clear plan for change to make the Scottish 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.

We’re working together in Greater Glasgow and Clyde to develop new ways of working. Ways that will help us manage gro...

We’re working together in Greater Glasgow and Clyde to develop new ways of working. Ways that will help us manage growing demand and take advantage of innovation and technology.

The health board and six health and social care partnerships have joined together. We are working with local authority partners and the voluntary sector to deliver Moving Forward Together.

This is a major programme to transform future health and social care services for the whole population.

We are working to the Scottish Government blueprint drawn from best practice from across the globe. There is evidence...

We are working to the Scottish Government blueprint drawn from best practice from across the globe. There is evidence and experience to prove that it is effective.

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 vital to ensuring we keep pace with the demands for our services and the demands made on us by the new or upgraded technology – ensuring excellence for the future.

Most people won’t notice any change. If anything, an increasing number of services and more treatment and care will b...

Most people won’t notice any change. If anything, an increasing number of services and more treatment and care will be provided at, or closer to, home. Personal independence and self-management will be promoted.

We want to hear your views on how you think services should develop to support people to manage their own health better and to have their care provided at home or in the community, wherever possible.

Now we want to hear your views on how you think services should develop to support people to manage their own health ...

Now we want to hear your views on how you think services should develop to support people to manage their own health better and to have their care provided at home or in the community, wherever possible.

You can call us: 0300 123 9987 (Free phone)

or email us: feedback@movingforwardtogetherggc.org

If you need this information in another format please

Call: 0300 123 9987 (Free phone)
or email us: feedback@movingforwardtogetherggc.org

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 these web pages.