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September 2019 Newsletter

Our News and Updates

MSK Survey

MSK conditions are a group of conditions that affect the bones, joints, muscles and spine. If you’ve been treated for one of these, take part in our survey.

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Suicide Prevention and Awareness Day

The 10th of September was Suicide Awareness and Prevention Day. This year, Time to Change and the Samaritans will be focussing on men’s mental health. Find out how you can get involved

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What do people know about Live Well Stay Well?

Earlier this year, we asked 250 people about their experience of Life Well Stay Well services. But what did we find out?

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We've been nominated for a Healthwatch Award!

One of our volunteers has been nominated for working passionately to improve health and social care services for their community!

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PPG News

We were at the two PPG networking meetings this month. It was great to see so many PPGs represented at the events. The CCG gave an update on the Integrated Care Partnership in Bucks and also discussed how PPGs could get involved with the new Primary Care Networks (PCNs). More information about what was presented is on the Bucks CCG website. 

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Real Stories

Toni thanks A&E team at Stoke Mandeville "I found the whole experience very positive..."

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New Healthcare Professionals – PCNs

Soon, there will be new professionals at your local surgery. But who are they? And what do they do? In this series, we’re asking new healthcare professionals about their roles and responsibilities…
This month, we ask Angela about being a Physician Associate.

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Local News and Updates

Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West - Integrated Care System

The Buckinghamshire Oxfordshire and Berkshire West Integrated Care System (BOB ICS) has published an interim report on the development of its five year plan. 

The report is called 'Improving Health and Care in Buckinghamshire Oxfordshire and Berkshire West. It describes the range of organisations involved in the BOB ICS, how they work together and how they are developing their priorities and plans for the next five years. To read the report click here

Your thoughts and comments on the suggested priorities are very welcome!

Bright future for Thrift Farm!

Following a public consultation Buckinghamshire County Council has named a joint venture between Kids Play and Mead Open Farm as the new providers for services at Thrift Farm. 

The new company and council are keen to reassure current service users and their families that there will be no sudden changes to their circumstances. 

Congratulations Thrift Farm! 

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Have you heard about the Memory Support Service in Bucks?

The Memory Support Service which is commissioned by Buckinghamshire County Council and Buckinghamshire CCG, delivers memory support across the county and is delivered by Alzheimers Society. 

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In our next issue

In our next issue, we’ll be sharing more important news and articles! Stay tuned!
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