Invite to join Midlothian’s new Shadow Health and Social Care Board

A soon-to-be established Midlothian Shadow Board for Health and Social Care requires two volunteer members to complete its makeup.

Largely comprised of Midlothian councillors and members of NHS Lothian, the Board is looking for a member of the public and an unpaid carer to join its ranks.

Board members will help to shape health and social care services in the future, ensuring that people who use them and their carers are at the heart of all decisions.

Until now health and social care services have been managed separately. However, the integration will mean that, for the first time, services are managed and developed together.

Both NHS Lothian and the council say they wish to improve outcomes for service users and carers.

To do this they need to work closely with them and the general public.

Applicants for the positions should have effective communication and listening skills, and be able to commit to Shadow Board meetings and engage with training opportunities.

Read full story in the August 8 edition of the Midlothian Advertiser.