Health and Social Care Annual Performance Review 2017/18

The Dumfries and Galloway IJB approved the Annual Performance Report 2017/18 for publication on July 26, 2018.
This has been published on the DG-Change website, fulfilling the statutory obligation of the IJB.

Please follow this link to find the full Annual Performance Report 2017/18 and the summary leaflet.
(If you are printing the summary leaflet yourself, it is recommended trimming to the edge of the blue background to ensure the folds work correctly.)

Early Learning and Childcare provision – examples of innovation

The Scottish Government and its partners have agreed a Quality Action Plan to improve the quality of Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) provision. Action 13 committed the Scottish Government to identifying settings that have demonstrated innovation and impact in some aspect of their practice and to establish ways to share this nationally. In return, the Scottish Government will support them to evidence and enhance their understanding of the impact on children.

Out of Region Patient Transport - Community Engagement Report

A State of the Sector Report and Improvement Plan for Community Transport in Dumfries and Galloway was undertaken by Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway in April 2016 on behalf of the Community Planning Executive Group. The report recommended the development of a Public Social Partnership to achieve the step change required for the provision of community, demand responsive, health and social transport throughout Dumfries and Galloway. In November 2016 the Community Planning Executive Group approved the development of a Public Social Partnership (PSP)

A report has been published detailing the pilot that has been running from March to June 2018.

D&G Carers Survey 2018

The Scottish Government Health and Care Experience Survey carried out every two years shows that in Dumfries and Galloway, the percentage of unpaid Carers who feel supported has decreased from 49% in 2016 to 40% in 2018.

Scottish Government Consultation - Learning from Loss

This is a survey to gather the views and experiences of staff working in health and social care in Scotland in respect of the investigation of the deaths of people being treated for mental disorder.This is to ensure that  the review required by section 37 of the Mental Health (Scotland) Act 2015 has evidence from staff.

Scottish Government Consultation - Investing in and paying for your water services from 2021

This consultation seeks views on drafts of the 2 statutory inputs Scottish Ministers must make to the Strategic Review of Water Charges for the regulatory period 2021-27 and key issues arising. The documents are the Principles of Charging statement and the Investment Direction and they provide the general policy framework which will guide the detailed work on the strategic review by the Water Industry Commission for Scotland and Scottish Water.

Scottish Government Consultation - Progressing Children's Rights in Scotland - An Action Plan 2018-21

The Scottish Government is keen to seek the views of all those with an interest in children’s rights on the proposed content of the Action Plan for taking forward the rights of the child over the coming 3 year period, 2018-2021. They are also are also keen to seek the views of children and young people on the consultation. The Scottish  Ministers are also engaging separately with children and young people to ensure that their views are heard in the preparation of the 3 year Action Plan.

Trainee Deputy Manager (Volunteer)

8 – 16 hours per week for 3 – 6 months

This is a brilliant training opportunity – you will learn and develop retail and business management skills and build your CV while helping a great cause. Work with the Manager and Volunteer Deputy while receiving all the training you need to run this shop.
Sadly there is no scope for this to become a paid position. Travel expenses will be paid.

Any questions? See the full description below, or just ask on oxfamshopf5601 @

All candidates will be considered.

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Dumfries and Galloway Health and Social Care Media round-up

The latest issues appearing the in media around Dumfries and Galloway Health and Social Care have been collated into a briefing file. Th file contains information from across the region which have appeared in the local press as well as local and national radio.