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Scotlands largest health board aims to provide better health for all

November 05, 2013 3:02 PM

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NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde wants better health for everyone. As part of a drive to provide equal access to healthcare for all patients, people from equality groups are being urged to get involved in planning their future health services.

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde is hosting a series of events for people from equality groups to advise on how groups can better engage with services.

Many people from equality groups can have lower life expectancies because they have poorer access to health services and experience discrimination which in turn impacts on their health. As everyone should have equal access to health services we want to find out what we can do to ensure this is available.

Events are being held throughout November and December when people can come along to find out more about health services and suggest how they could be provided in the future to better meet their needs.

Jac Ross, Inequalities Manager at NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, said: “We recognise that people from equality groups often feel that their needs are not being fulfilled. We want to engage with a range of people and find out about their experiences of the health service and how they think we can plan our services better in the future.”

Events are being held throughout Glasgow and will focus on a specific group at each event. 

Date Time Venue Equality group

11 November 6pm – 9pm, Teachers Building - Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual
   (LGBT) people
13 November 6pm – 9pm, Teachers Building - British Sign Language users
14 November 1.30pm – 4.30pm, Teachers Building - Learning disability
18 November 1.30pm – 4.30pm, Teachers Building - Hearing loss
18 November 6pm – 9pm, Teachers Building - Transgender people
20 November 10am -1pm, Maryhill Burgh Hall - Visual impairment
20 November 6.30pm – 9pm, Spinners Gate - BSL - Renfrewshire
23 November 10am – 1pm, Teachers Building - Asylum Seekers / Refugees
5 December  10am – 12.30pm, GCIL - Deafblind people

To find out more and to register for an event please contact:

Telephone:  0141 201 4560
Email:   [email protected]
:   0141 201 4990
Minicom:  0141 201 4428


For more information contact the press office, telephone:  0141 201 4429 or email:  [email protected]

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