COMMUNITY conversations sparked by NHS Borders' “Time for Change” plan start tomorrow (Tuesday, November 14) in Peebles.

The health board's chief executive, Ralph Roberts, says the consultation is a perfect fit with Co-Production Week Scotland 2023, from November 13 to 17, which “focuses on people making things happen with people, instead of to them”.

Mr Roberts said: “This is a timely reminder of how important co-production is to our communities and services. 

“Co-production takes time, resources and flexibility which in turn enables the building of trust, meaningful relationships and new ways of working.

“We are committed to the concept of co-production and are currently engaging with the people of the Borders in ‘Time for Change’ conversations to help co-produce NHS Borders’ Medium Term Plan. 

“The focus of the sessions will be led by what matters to you, and there will be an opportunity for you to hear about the current position of services. 

“What the people of the Borders have told us matters to them before, and the work we are currently doing to address challenges faced. 

“There will be space to discuss the challenges and potential solutions in these areas. 

“We need to know what matters to you so that we can act on it.

“Together we can co-produce local services to better suit our communities, using the resources available to us, and we would encourage as many people as possible to get involved and attend your local Time for Change conversation.” 

The Peebles meeting is from 2pm to 7pm in the Drill Hall.