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The Board is responsible for providing health care services to protect and improve the health of the people of the Borders and plan services for the local population. Other roles include to:

  • Focus clearly on health outcomes and people’s experience of their local NHS system;
  • Promote integrated health and community planning by working closely with other local organisations; and
  • Provide a single focus of accountability for the performance of the local NHS system.

Throughout its work, NHS Borders is committed to forging effective links with all its partners in care, such as patients, staff, local communities and disadvantaged groups, so that their needs and views are placed at the heart of the design and delivery of local health services.

Borders NHS Board functions include:

  • Strategy development: to develop a single local health plan which addresses health priorities;
  • Resource allocation to address local priorities and determining how Borders resources are deployed to meet strategic objectives;
  • Implementation of the local health plan;
  • Performance management of the NHS Borders health system.

The Board meets every two months and the meetings are open to the public. Click here for the dates and venues for the Borders NHS Board meetings.

Key documents relating to the Board and the performance of the Board can be found by clicking the links below:

More of our corporate documents can be found under our Freedom of Information Model Publication Scheme.