Health & Social Care Moray (HSCM) would like to invite people to hear about changes to primary care in Moray and what it means for patients.
They would also like to harness your involvement to help identify local priorities for improvement in primary care – health care in community settings – over the next three years.
A new contract for GPs went live at the start of April and will change how GP practices operate over time and how patients access GP teams.
All health and social care partnerships in Scotland are required to produce a Primary Care Improvement Plan by 1 July 2018.
Moray Integration Joint Board will have the responsibility to ensure that the plan reflects local priorities and outlines how change will be delivered before the end of the transition period in March 2021.
The partnership of Health and Social Care Moray is hosting workshops to engage with GPs, health and care practitioners and the wider community to address the challenges faced by primary care and plan for improvement.
The community event will be held in Elgin Town Hall on Thursday June 7 from 7-9pm. It will be hosted by GP leads and senior leaders from Health & Social Care Moray.
Effective and high quality community health services are essential in the drive to enable more services to be delivered out of hospital, particularly for frail elderly people at risk of losing their independence and for people with multiple long-term conditions.
A strong and thriving primary care sector is critical to the ambition of improving the health and wellbeing of the Moray population and so reduce health inequalities. This includes general practice, which is facing increasing demand, budget pressures and recruitment difficulties.
HSCM would like to understand from patients how they see primary care services working better in the future so they can work towards a more sustainable sector that offers quality care to patients by enabling them to access the right person, at the right place and at the right time.
To register your interest in attending the event, please email Fiona.McPherson@moray.gov.uk or call her on 01343 567187. If you would like to come along but face barriers to your involvement, please let Fiona know what would enable your participation and she will try to help.