Deborah Veitch speaking at the launch in 2022

Forth Valley University College NHS Partnership praised in Parliament

NHS Forth Valley and its partners in the Forth Valley University College NHS Partnership have been praised in the Scottish Parliament.

Stirling MSP Evelyn Tweed raised a question of her peers in the chamber and asked for their assessment of the initiative which was launched in October 2022. She also asked the Scottish Government if they would recommend other Health Boards in Scotland to replicate the partnership model.

She said: “The partnership is an exemplar of cross-public-sector engagement among anchor institutions in Scotland.”

Forth Valley College, the University of Stirling and NHS Forth Valley launched the first formal regional partnership between a Health Board, university and college on 3rd  October 2022 at Forth Valley College’s Stirling Campus. It focusses on learning, career development, research and innovation and has the potential to drive forward research and innovation, improve health outcomes and attract more local people to consider careers in the health and care sectors.

Michael Matheson, Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care, said: “I encourage other partners to consider it. I put on record my congratulations to the Forth Valley University College NHS partnership and the collaborative approach that it is taking to working together. As a Government, we encourage other local partners to look closely at the approach that has been taken in Forth Valley, as it provides an opportunity to drive innovation and support service delivery improvement.”

You can read the full Parliamentary Question on the Scottish Parliament website