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Have your say on the future delivery of health and social care services

The consultation on the Falkirk Health and Social Care Partnership Integrated Strategic Plan, is now available at the link below.


NHS Forth Valley and Falkirk Council want to hear your thoughts and views on the plan which sets out how services will be delivered across the Falkirk area over the next three years. What matters to you is important and this is your opportunity to influence the way local health and social care services are developed and delivered.

You can feedback by:
• Completing the online survey.
• Emailing your comments to integration@falkirk.gov.uk
• Telephoning 01324 504021and they will arrange for someone to call you back
• Submit comments in writing to: Freepost FALKIRK COUNCIL

The deadline for feedback is 31st December 2015

Scottish Government review of Primary Care (GP) Out of Hours Services.

We have received a letter from the Scottish Health Council, who are looking for members of the public to attend a discussion group  on 2nd July regarding out of hours services in primary care. This session is part of a Scottish Government visit to NHS Forth Valley and anyone with personal experience or views in this would be warmly welcomed.

The local discussion group is taking place in FVRH on 2nd July. If you are interested in taking part, please click on this link to the letter for further details on how to express an interest in participating: Scottish Health Council Letter

For more information on the Scottish Government review of Primary Care (GP) Out of Hours Services, please click here.


New Gym in Stenhousemuir Update

Falkirk Community Trust came along to our meeting last night to update us on their plans for the new gym in the 3 empty units next to the Strathcarron Hospice Furniture store in Stenhousemuir.

Here is a brief summary of the key points:

~ There will be a gym with state of the art technology & equipment (Life Fitness).
~ There will be a fitness studio running around 40-50 classes per week ranging from teen/young adult classes to high impact classes to mind/body classes.
~ There will be teen sessions in the gym.
~ The Active Forth referral programme will also operate at the facility.
~ There will be full changing facilities available.
~ Recruitment of additional Falkirk Community Trust staff will take place in the next few weeks – posts advertised across facilities are likely to include cleaners, FT/PT gym instructors, FT/PT receptionists, supervisors etc.
~ Work will start in June 2015 and the gym is expected to open at the end of August 2015.
~ Pricing & membership packages will be the same as other Falkirk Community Trust facilities.
~ Opening hours are likely to be Mon-Fri: 6:30am to 9:30pm and weekends: 8am to 7pm.