Priorities set out for Falkirk’s health and social care services

A new strategic plan for adult health and social care services has been approved by Falkirk’s Integration Joint Board, the body responsible for planning and delivering services.

The plan, Creating a Healthier Falkirk, sets out a vision and priorities for the next three-year period, 2023 – 2026.

Published following a major engagement programme undertaken by Falkirk Health and Social Care Partnership over the last year, the plan has been shaped by almost 100 online responses and feedback received from over 300 people engaged through targeted public meetings, focus groups, and staff feedback sessions.

During the consultation period, it was agreed that four priorities from the previous Strategic Plan should be carried over and updated to meet current challenges and future needs. These include a focus on strengthening community-based services; ensuring care is accessible; promoting early intervention and prevention; and improving support for unpaid carers.

In addition, three new supporting workstreams have been identified to drive forward progress. These include the recruitment and retention of a sustainable workforce; exploration of how technology and digital transformation can improve care; and a commitment to bolster communication, engagement, and signposting opportunities across all services.

Accompanying the full strategic plan, the Partnership has published a ‘plan on a page’ summary and an easy-read version making the vision accessible to a wide range of audiences.