Participation And Engagement Consultation Extended 

A CONSULTATION on a strategy for future participation and engagement around health and social care in the region has been extended. 


Formal consultation is currently taking place on a new Participation and Engagement Strategy for Dumfries and Galloway Integration Joint Board, and will now run until the close of Monday June 27.


A spokesman for Dumfries and Galloway Health and Social Care Partnership said: “The draft Participation and Engagement Strategy is intended to set out plans for how the organisations involved in the delivery of health and social care in the region can improve their approaches to participation and engagement over the next three years.
“It’s really important that everyone has their say in this, and helps shape the document that is ultimately adopted.
“Consultation began a little over 14 weeks ago, but at that point the concerns around COVID-19 were still very heightened, and this extended to the risk of transmission through the sharing and handling of materials.
“With the risk posed by COVID now markedly reduced thanks to a highly successful vaccination programme, there’s an opportunity to more easily circulate physical copies of the draft strategy and survey.
“As a result, the consultation is now being extended until June 27, and copies of the draft strategy and survey are now available within libraries in Annan, Dumfries, Kirkcudbright and Stranraer.”
The spokesman added: “We’ve had a great range of input so far into the Draft Participation and Engagement Strategy, but it’s very important that everyone has the opportunity to take part.
“The Draft Strategy and survey can be accessed at the following location: http://dghscp.co.uk/consultation/
“Separately, anyone can request a copy by emailing [email protected], by calling 01387 241061 or by writing to Communications Team, Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary, Cargenbridge, Dumfries, DG2 8RX
“Good quality participation and engagement benefits everyone, and we’d strongly encourage everyone to now take up this extended opportunity to help shape our approaches.”


Libraries currently stocking copies of the survey are:


Stranraer Library

Kirkcudbright Library

Ewart Library, Dumfries

Moffat Library

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