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Health / NHS annual review scheduled for later this month

PEOPLE are invited to attend NHS Shetland’s annual review later this month, which is taking place online.

The event will be held on Monday 27 November between 6pm and 7.30pm via Microsoft Teams.

Annual review meetings provide an opportunity for members of the public to hear and ask questions about NHS Shetland’s performance in 2022/2023 and what the board has in store for the following year.

It is an opportunity to hear how services are being delivered and the way in which public funding is being utilised.

Ahead of the annual review meeting, there will also be an opportunity to share thoughts and feedback about NHS services or ask questions of the board at an in-person engagement session on Friday 24 November.

The informal drop-in session is due to take place from 2.30pm-4pm at Market House. During the afternoon, members of the public can speak with NHS Shetland chair Gary Robinson and chief executive Brian Chittick.

The annual review meeting will be led by Robinson, who said: “We are looking forward to holding our annual review meeting later this month and as part of this, I am personally inviting the community, our staff and, our partners to attend so we can discuss the progress we have made and some of the challenges we still face as a board.

“There has been so much success in the last year and lots to look forward to in 2023/2024.

“Together with the board’s support, we hope the evening and the additional engagement session will be a great opportunity for us to listen and come together as a community.”

Whilst members of the public are actively encouraged to ask questions during the Q&A session, it will not be possible for the NHS to answer patient-specific questions, but it will respond in writing following the session.

Anyone wishing to submit a question ahead of the meeting should email shet.corporateservices@nhs.scot or telephone 01595 743060.

Alternatively, people can contact NHS Shetland by writing to: Carolyn Hand, Corporate Services Manager, NHS Shetland Board Headquarters, Montfield Upper Floor, Burgh Road, Lerwick, ZE1 0LA.

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