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January 2020 Newsletter

Our News and Updates

We have been awarded a new contract! 

Buckinghamshire County Council has awarded us a new three-year contract. We will continue to make sure the views of people using health and social care services in Buckinghamshire are heard. 

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Delivering Better Births

In 2018, we ran a survey across Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West to find out what women thought of their maternity care. We shared our findings and recommendations based on this feedback with Buckinghamshire Healthcare Trust. You can see our report and their response on our website. 

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Keep on Moving: the patient experience of MSK 

Musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions account for 30% of GP consultations in England. We wanted to find out about the experiences of patients with MSK concerns. Read the full reports and provider responses on our website.   

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What care homes did next - January 2020 

Take a look at the recommendations and Care Home responses from four Care Home visits. 

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New Healthcare Professionals - Paramedic 

There are new professionals at your local surgery. But who are they? And what do they do? In this series, we ask them about their roles and responsibilities. 

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Jane tells us about her experience at Wycombe Hospital 

''I didn't have any help, at any time'' 

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SpeakUp2020: Share your views and help make the NHS better

Healthwatch England has launched the #SpeakUp2020 campaign, encouraging everybody to speak up about what would make health and social care services better for their communities. 

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Collaborative Neurodevelopmental Pathway

A new simplified way in which Buckinghamshire parents, care professionals and schools can get help for children with neurodevelopment behaviours and challenges, such as autism and ADHD, is now operational.  

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A new smartphone app called Paddle has been launched to give patients the best chance of recovery following the treatment for mental illness. 

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Local News and Updates

Organ Donation 

English organ donation law is changing from spring 2020. Take a look at how these changes affect you. 

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Dry January 

Did you take on Dry January this year? Do you know the benefits of Dry January?

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Mental Health Mates 

Mental Health Mates is a network of peer support groups run by people with mental health issues, who meet regularly to walk, exercise and share without fear or judgement.  Check out the walks in Bucks. 

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