ALLIANCE Live: Wigtownshire women and cancer

Section: Self Management and Co-Production Hub Location: Online Date of event: 21/11/2019 at 2.30 - 3.00pm

Live presentation and Q&A on co-production and how it ignited a community of women to provide support to people affected by cancer

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Wigtownshire Women and Cancer is a community of local women who provide information, signposting, support and a voice for people affected by cancer, working in co-production with the public sector, local businesses, the local community and other partners.  They started with no budget, just a belief in themselves and their community.

In the ALLIANCE webinar, Penny Halliday, Vice-Chair of the Health and Social Care Board, discusses how this co-production initiative started, as part of the Governance International Co-Production Star Action Learning Programme with the Health and Social Care Partnership in Dumfries & Galloway in Scotland, how it has evolved and the impressive impact it has already made on the wellbeing of women affected by cancer and their local communities.

Elke Loefler, Director of Governance International will introduce and facilitate this event, which is part of Scottish Co-Production Week 2019.

For more information on Wigtownshire Women and Cancer prior to the webinar please read this case study (this link will take you away from our website) by Penny Halliday on the Governance International website.


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Speaker Bios

Penny Halliday – Non-Executive Director for NHS Dumfries and Galloway

Penny worked as a Further Education lecturer for 20 years who then went on to develop a grass roots community group delivering support to kinship carers, she was invited by the representatives of the Scottish Government  to set up a national service for families which is the Scottish Network For Families. As a result of her work with kinship care Penny won the Sheila McKechnie Award for Health and Social Care was voted Wigtownshire Woman of the Year and was invited by the then Presiding Office Sir Alex Fergusson to be his Local Champion . She joined Dumfries and Galloway NHS Board as a non executive in 2010 and was appointed as Vice Chair in 2014.  She has been Chair of the Health and Social Care Board for two years and Vice Chair for two years. Penny  brings to the board a particular interest in Person Centred Care as a result of her own experiences as a breast cancer patient.

Elke Loeffler – Non Executive Director, Governance International

Elke Loeffler is a non-executive Director of Governance International and Senior Lecturer at Strathclyde University. She has co-developed the Governance International Co-Production Star Training which is CPD accredited programme for public services. She had delivered co-production training for the Dumfries & Galloway Health and Social Care Partnership and many other health and social care providers in Scotland.

Event details

Time:2.30 - 3.00pm

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Phone number:01414040231
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