MEMBERS of the public will be able to quiz health chiefs at the NHS Fife annual review. 

It's taking place on Monday, November 13, at Rothes Halls, Glenrothes, and anyone interested can attend in person or online. The public session takes place between 1pm and 2pm.

The annual review gives the Scottish Government's health department the opportunity to examine NHS Fife's performance over the past year.

And members of the public may have plenty to say on that with continuing calls for the return of A&E and more services to Dunfermline, frustration with the delays for new health centres in Kincardine and Lochgelly and general concerns about rising waiting times. 

On the positive side, NHS Fife have spent £2m increasing theatre capacity at Queen Margaret Hospital in Dunfermline.

Dunfermline Press: NHS Fife chief executive Carol Potter. NHS Fife chief executive Carol Potter. (Image: NHS Fife)

The health board's chief executive, Carol Potter, said: “The annual review process is a formal part of the accountability process for NHS boards.

"They provide an opportunity for board members to highlight the year’s achievements and discuss relevant issues with the minister and members of the Scottish Government health department.”

Prior to the public session, NHS Fife will have a range of public information stands as part of a mini exhibition in the foyer of the Rothes Halls from 10am–12.30pm. Both the exhibition and public session are free to attend.

Those wishing to attend the public session in person are asked to book their place in advance.

The public is also invited to submit questions relating to healthcare in Fife in advance of the session.

Both of these must be submitted by Wednesday, November 8, using the links on the NHS Fife website.