Welcome to the Scottish Executive Health Department's
NHS Argyll and Clyde Boundaries Consultation Website.
on the Consultation (this is a 613KB PDF file and may
take some time to download)
This website provides links to the following information:
Boards Share of NHS Funding 1995 -2005. The enclosed
information is provided following a request at the public
meeting in Rothesay.
In May 2005, Andy Kerr, Minister for Health and Community
Care, announced his decision to dissolve NHS Argyll and Clyde.
The decision was taken following the Auditor General's report
raising concerns over the Board's financial viability.
The Minister stated his intention to instigate a period of
public consultation. So a series of independently-chaired
public debates are being held around Argyll and Clyde and
other health board areas to discuss options and share views
on redrawing local NHS boundaries.
Speaking about the public consultation, the Minister said:
"It is vital that we provide safe, sustainable healthcare
services for all our patients. It is equally important that
the public is given a strong voice and properly consulted
on any health issues that affect them. To ensure that this
happens effectively around the re-drawing of NHS Argyll and
Clyde boundaries, I have appointed journalist and health specialist
Pennie Taylor to independently chair all the public meetings.
She will listen to the views and opinions shared with her,
and report her findings back to me. All the information she
gathers will be taken into account when I make my final decision."
Pennie Taylor who is well-known for her commitment to better
public involvement in the NHS is pleased to be part of the
consultation. "This is an excellent opportunity to develop
meaningful public involvement in the NHS," she said.
"The meetings we have had so far have generated lively
debate, and I will be making sure that the views expressed
are shared with the Minister."
Pennie's work is being supported by FMR Research Ltd , a
Glasgow based company specialising in running innovative and
rigorous public consultation. FMR is also facilitating workshops
and focus groups with voluntary and community organisations
throughout Argyll and Clyde, seeking their views on boundary
The public consultation process closes on 11 November 2005.
If you have any questions you would like to ask, or comments
you would like to make,
you can email email@example.com
or call free on 0800-917 0343 between Monday and Friday, 10am
to 4.30pm (there is a telephone answering service out-of-office
You can also write free to the Scottish Executive at
Argyll & Clyde Consultation
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Scottish Executive Health Department
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