NHS Fife health and social care integration

NHSDunfermline MSP Bill Walker has welcomed Fife NHS Board’s recent establishment of a Shadow Integrated Health & Social Care Partnership Board, which will work alongside the current Community Health Partnership Committees and oversee developments.

The new board will take an integrated partnership approach for NHS and Social Work services in Fife. It will reduce barriers between the services and ensure those in need of support are able to remain as independent as possible. Read more of this post

Question S4W-10633: NHS Self-management Programmes for Osteoarthritis

Bill Walker: To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to formally evaluate the NHS self-management programmes available for people with osteoarthritis.

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Alison Rooney Reappointed to NHS Fife Board

Dunfermline MSP Bill Walker has welcomed the re-appointment of Kincardine-resident Alison Rooney as a non-executive board member of NHS Fife. Ms Rooney has already sat on the board for four years.

Mr Walker said: “Congratulations to Alison Rooney on the Health Secretary, Nicola Sturgeon, appointing her for a further four years. Read more of this post

MPs Vote in Favour of Private NHS Provision

Bill Walker, SNP MSP for Dunfermline, has called on Scottish Labour to clarify their position after 32 Labour MPs at Westminster, including Dunfermline’s Thomas Docherty, voted in favour of “an important role for the private sector in supporting delivery of NHS care”.  Read more of this post