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Healthcare Catering Strategy Patient Forum Event

INVITATION – Healthcare Catering Strategy Patient Forum Event

The Scottish Health Council is supporting National Services Scotland (NSS) to engage and inform people about their Catering Strategy.  The National Catering Strategy is a key national programme that has been endorsed by NHS Scotland Chief Executives, which sets out to achieve a nationally consistent and effective approach to delivering a high quality food service to patients.

Health Facilities Scotland are hosting an event on 7th November 2018 with the aim to strengthen the level of engagement with patients and patient representatives in the development and implementation of the strategy and to provide information about the general approaches and changes in service delivery.  It will also provide an opportunity to hear from patients on their views and experiences of hospital food, and on the likely impact of the strategy on the services that patients receive.  There will also be a discussion about how NSS currently collects patient feedback and how to encourage greater engagement in the delivery of catering services in the future, and we would like your views on these plans.

We are seeking involvement from patient representatives from a wide range of patient groups across Scotland, from local patient involvement networks, national support groups and other patient stakeholders.

The event will take place at the Golden Jubilee Conference Centre in Clydebank (https://www.goldenjubileehotel.com/ ) on Wednesday 7th November 2018, from 10am to 3pm, and is free of charge.  Lunch will be provided.

Places are very limited and will be on a first come basis, so please can you let the organisers know if you would like to attend as soon as possible to ensure a space at the event, by contacting:

Abigail Cork on abigail.cork@nhs.net by Wednesday 24th October 2018

Please can you provide Abigail with your name, contact details including email address, the group you represent (if appropriate), and any requirements such as access, communication, or dietary needs for attending the event.

Travel expenses will be reimbursed for anyone who registers and travels and it will be (in line with NHS expenses policy).

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