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NHS Borders supports patients and the public to have a say on how we design and deliver our services.Involving patients and the public is essential because it helps us:

  • make our services responsive to local needs
  • make difficult decision on how we best use our limited resources
  • improve our services
  • encourage patients and the public to take responsibility for our services and their health care

There are a number of ways you can get involved with NHS Borders:

Participation Network

Register to be kept informed of our work and respond to consultations and discussions, you will not be expected to attend meetings. You will be added to our mailing list and have the option of taking part in consultations and being kept informed of NHS Borders. Anyone in the Borders can join the Participation Network.

Public Partnership Forum

Register to attend and actively contribute to the Public Partnership Forum meetings, NHS working groups and one off events. You will be supported to take part in meetings and make a meaningful contribution to the work of NHS Borders. You will be expected to conduct yourself in a respectful and non-discriminatory way. Anyone in the Borders can join the Public Partnership Forum.

Public Involvement Volunteers

Register to play an active and visible role in the work of NHS Borders. You will be invited to attend 6 Public Partnership Forum meetings per year and will have the opportunity to take part in training activities, working groups, committees and projects. You will be expected to undertake induction training and have regular contact from your volunteer lead. NHS Borders has a number of volunteering roles, to register your interest or to find out more about volunteering with us follow this link to the dedicated volunteering pages.

If you would like to find out more about NHS Borders or to get involved please contact the Public Involvement Team by emailing publicinvolvement@borders.scot.nhs.uk or calling the Public Involvement Team on  0800 7314052