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Unst Health Centre, Baltasound, Unst, Shetland, ZE2 9DYTel: 01957 711318
UCHSG is short for "Unst Community Health Support Group ". The UCHSG is made up of patients and staff from the health centre and care centres in Unst.
Most health centres in the UK aim to have their own community group. A community group is all about taking an active interest in the health centre and the services which are provided to its community. Community groups make an important contribution to the well-being of their communities. Activities can include health promotion, information provision, service delivery, fundraising and strategic input to the practice.
NHS Boards are required to involve people in designing, developing and delivering the health and social care services they provide for them. If you want to find out a bit more about the government decision to you can link into:
UCHSG has gone one better than being just a Health Centre group – in keeping with Scottish policy, it covers both health and social care together.
UCHSG was formed in April 2017. Issues we have discussed include:
And members of the Group have done the following things:
Why be involved?
The UCHSG will have some influence on the service which the surgery gives to its community. The group needs to have people who are actively interested in working with others to improve the well-being of the Unst community.
How to be involved?
Membership of the group is open to all service users and health and care staff that provide services within Unst. New members can join the UCHSG at the AGM (usually in April).
The Secretary of UCHSG is Isla Inkster. Where applicable, matters will be treated in confidence. Please use the contact us tab to send us any information.
Approved Minutes 19-02-2018
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