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Public Consultation on Mental Health and Learning Disability Services in Tayside - now open

The Public Consultation on Mental Health and Learning Disability Services in Tayside is now open.

The consultation opens today and will run until Tuesday, 3 October 2017, during which time the programme team will be gathering views and feedback from service users, carers, staff and members of the public. 

The consultation website www.taysidementalhealthredesign.scot.nhs.uk > is available for people to find out more about the proposed option and complete an online questionnaire to share their views. Or via our staffnet page internally

People can also email mhldredesign.tayside@nhs.net, call Freephone 0800 7836 110 or write to Public Involvement, Tayside NHS Board, Freepost SCO 6181, Dundee, DD3 8ZR.

In addition, there will be a series of public engagement events held across Tayside in September 2017 which will offer an opportunity to give views on the proposals.

All views will be included in a final report with recommendations for the new service model, which will be presented back to the NHS Tayside and Integration Joint Boards before Perth & Kinross Integration Joint Board makes a final decision.

Launching the consultation, Chief Officer for Perth & Kinross Health and Social Care Partnership Robert Packham said, “People across Angus, Dundee, and Perth & Kinross rightly expect us to deliver modern, high quality, safe and effective Mental Health and Learning Disability services, but the way services are currently arranged is not sustainable.

“People want high quality community-based services when they need them and the best possible hospital care when they are very unwell.  It is worth remembering that only 6% of people who access our mental health services each year need inpatient care.  94% of the population access services in the community.  Through our redesign transformation programme we have had opportunity to look at how and where we deliver care. We want to create the right conditions to sustain high quality and safe Mental Health and Learning Disability services for the future.

“We would like to hear as many views as possible from people across Tayside and would encourage members of the public to take part in the consultation and give us their feedback on the proposed option.”

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