A 14-week period of public consultation is now underway around Dumfries and Galloway Integration Joint Board’s (IJB) Draft Participation and Engagement Strategy for 2022/25.

The strategy will be an important document - it will set out how participation and engagement around health and social care will be undertaken and improved over the next three years. We invite everyone in the region with an interest in health and social care to read the draft strategy and let us know their views. 

The draft strategy, a survey allowing anyone to give their views, and an easy read version of the strategy are online at https://dghscp.co.uk/consultation/dghscp-engagement-strategy/.

Printed copies of the survey and the strategy can be requested from the DGHSCP communications team at the address below.

As well as the survey, online events over the next two months will also allow members of the public and other interested groups to make their views known:

 Seldom-heard groups: 26 April at 2 pm

Community council members: 27 April at 2.30 pm

Public events: 4 May at 5.30 pm and 11 May at 5.30 pm

 Staff at NHS Dumfries and Galloway, Dumfries and Galloway Council, and elsewhere in the Health and Social Care Partnership: 5 May at 2 pm and 12 May at 2 pm

Anyone interested in attending any of these events should email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Anyone with any special communications requirements, such as an interpreter or translator, should inform the communications team on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as far in advance as possible. A British Sign Language version of the draft strategy will be available shortly.

Completed surveys, and any other comments on the draft strategy, can also be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or posted to: Communications Team, DGHSCP, Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary, Cargenbridge, Dumfries DG2 8RX.