NHS Grampian is committed to involving patients, carers and members of the public in the planning and development of health services in the Grampian area. We want to give everyone in Grampian the opportunity to have their say and be involved in helping to make decisions.
All NHS Boards have a legal duty to involve patients and the public in the planning and development of health services. The NHS Grampian Public Involvement Team work to ensure that this duty is carried out. The duty is part of the NHS Reform (Scotland) Act 2004 and the requirements of Informing, Engaging and Consulting People in Developing Health and Community Care Services.
The Scottish Health Council is an independent organisation which ensures patients and the public have a voice in the NHS and verifies each Board's public involvement activities.
NHS Grampian is asked by the Scottish Health Council (SHC) to report on the progress made against SHC's Participation Standard. For 2012/13, NHS Grampian has achieved the highest level possible - Level 4. A summary version of our most recent report is available at this link.
Public Involvement is about making a difference. Sometimes a small change to health services makes a big difference to a patient or carer's experience. It provides you with an opportunity to get involved and to become a partner in decision making, either in your own treatment and care or as we design, develop and deliver healthcare services.