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August 2018 Newsletter

It’s our summer edition. It’s been hot, hot, hot in the office. We’ve worked bravely on and had a record month on social media, for our newsletter, and on our website. So get in touch with Healthwatch Bucks and make a difference to your local health and social care services!

Our News and Updates

Feeling Happy

What makes kids in Bucks happy? Our drawing competition asked just that... find out the answers and enjoy the winning pictures.

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PPG Survey

Want to know more about Patient Participation Groups (PPG) in Bucks? So did the Clinical Commissioning Group and they asked us to run a survey. We now have the results.

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Enter and view follow-up

Find out what the Chiltern Medical Centre did as a result of our Enter and View Report.

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Your Voice

We had over 920 separate pieces of feedback from October 2017 to June 2018. You can find out what people said to us by reading our report.

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Changes at Stoke Mandeville Hospital pharmacy

More change because of what patients told us about hospital pharmacy at Stoke Mandeville. It’s great when providers take action as a result of what you have to say!

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Local News and Updates

Changes at Chiltern House

Interim arrangements have been put in place to make sure Chiltern House Medical Centre (where we did our enter and view) goes on providing primary care to around 7000 patients. We’ll be keeping a close eye on developments.

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NHS Paper Switch off

Who knows what the NHS Paper Switch off is? Find out what it is and when it’s happening in Bucks.

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Changes to repeat prescription ordering

Do you know someone who orders repeat prescriptions? There are important changes to the way this service works.

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Real Stories – joining a PPG

Shelly thought that her surgery did a great job and wanted to help. She told us why being involved in a Patient Participation Group is really worthwhile.

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Buckinghamshire's Integrated Care System (ICS) 

Find out about how our Integrated Care System is being led. This month we look at the decisions of the Chief Executive Group.

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In our next issue

In our next issue we’ll be telling you all about what providers had to say about “crystal clear” – our report on leaflet readability across health and social care. We’ll also tell you about our report on registering at a GP surgery if you don’t have a permanent address.
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