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February 2019 Newsletter

Happy Time to Talk Day! Today is a day to raise awareness of mental, and check in with those close to you on how they're doing. We have an exciting announcement today, as well as some updates on the PPG Network, and a follow-up on GP referral services.

Our News and Updates

We're Signing the Time to Change Pledge!

A really exciting announcement for us at Healthwatch Bucks. 

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Listening to you in Thame

Over the next fortnight, we’ll be in Thame collecting feedback with Healthwatch Oxfordshire….

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GP Referals

Are Bucks GPs using a private referal service? We asked the Practice Group to find out...

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Our Staff - Time to Change

See what our staff have to say about the Time to Change Pledge…

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Public Board Meeting

Make sure you come along to our next meeting in public. We’ll be signing the Time to Change Pledge, giving a talk on mental health first aid, and going over our last quarter.

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Our Volunteers

See what Jo, one of our Directors, has to say about the Time to Change Pledge, and why he’s glad we’re signing it…

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PPG News

An update on the PPG network meetings…

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Real Stories

Jodie tells us about her experience of using Wycombe Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC). She took her son to the centre when she was worried about his breathing.

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Buckinghamshire’s Integrated Care System (ICS)

Find out what Louise Patten, Integrated Care System Lead, said about the NHS Long-Term Plan.

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Local News and Updates

Road Farm Country Ways

Do you know any adults or young people with learning needs? They could benefit from taking part in the daily life of a working farm with Road Farm Care! There’s also the NEW ‘Countrymen’s Club’ farm drop-in sessions for older folk, launching after Easter.

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New Joint Approach to Mental and Physical Healthcare

“I’ve got my bounce back. I’m a lot less angry. I’m a lot less tearful, and feeling much happier in myself.”

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When Should You go to an Urgent Treatment Centre?

Bucks Healthcare Trust has released more information on when you should go to a UTC…

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Neil Macdonald Announced as New BHT Director

Congratulations to Neil on his new role!

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In our next issue

In our next issue we’ll be sharing our report on Reablement services, what you told us in Thame, and more!
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