Welcome to Nithsdale Health Improvement Team
Nithsdale Health & Wellbeing Team are part of Nithsdale Locality. We have a small team based at Lochfield Road Primary Care Centre. We work closely with our colleagues within the NHS, Social Care and with partners from within the statutory and voluntary sector, local communities and groups.
Our key aim is to improve the health and wellbeing of people living and working in Dumfries & Nithsdale and to contribute to reducing health inequalities in the locality.
We work with key partners to raise awareness, educate and build capacity in health and wellbeing in the area. We also support in the development and delivery of evidence based health projects and initiatives and support the development and work of the Health & Wellbeing Partnership.
The benefits of having a team based within the locality:
They can play a key role in ensuring health improvement issues are continually considered and addressed through local community planning.
The team are also involved in promoting dementia awareness. Newsletters are published quarterly and are widely distributed.
We have a number of resources and publication which can be borrowed for a short period of time. Please see the catalogue for full details.