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December 2018 Newsletter

Here at Healthwatch Bucks, we've been getting ready for the holidays. We've got advice on how to stay well this winter, and an article on our volunteer Christmas party.

Our News and Updates

Dignity and Harm

We asked people who had sought treatment for self-harm about their experiences of A&E and GPs. Find out what they said…

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Urgent Treatment Centre – Bucks ICS response

Bucks ICS has responded to our report on how the name change of the Minor Injuries and Illnesses Unit will affect Bucks residents.

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New Ways to Get in Touch

Did you know we’ve changed our phone number? We’ve also revamped some of our other ways for you to leave feedback…

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Stay Well this Winter

There’s lots of advice going around about the best ways to stay well at winter. We’ve got the latest from the NHS about what you should be doing for your health…

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Mental Health Recovery

Last month the NHS released their latest numbers on mental health. They said 50.8% of IAPT patients recovered. But what does recovery really look like?

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Our Volunteers

To thank our volunteers this year, we had a Christmas gathering. See what we got up to…

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PPG Story

We’ve been asked to continue supporting PPGs this year. Find out what we’re planning to support you and your PPG…

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Real Stories

We're looking back at Richard’s story on volunteering with Bucks Mind.

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Buckinghamshire’s Integrated Care System (ICS)

What improvements have been made across the county since work on the ICS started?

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Local News and Updates


Have you heard of Pace? They are a service for children and young people who have, or are at risk of having, sensory motor and developmental disorders.

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Consultations in Bucks

Make sure you have your say in the current health and social care consultations.

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In our next issue

In our next issue we’ll be bringing in the New Year with our latest reports, and updates. 
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