Patient Insight: An update for our patient representatives
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November 2016

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Patient Insight

An update for members of our Patient Participation Groups, District Engagement Groups and Patient Council…

This bulletin is broken down into sections depending on the source of the information, as shown on the key below:

CCG Messages

Messages from Healthwatch

Messages from Partners

Messages from the CCG

STP Ambassadors Programme
 

NHS organisations and local authorities across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent have formed Together We’re Better to transform the way health and care is provided. They aim to provide services which better meet the needs of local people, focus on prevention and wellbeing, breaking down traditional organisational boundaries and working together to share ideas and learning.

Read more 
Click here for training dates

Conversation Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent 
 

NHS organisations and local authorities across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent have formed Together We’re Better to transform the way health and care is provided. They aim to provide services which better meet the needs of local people, focus on prevention and wellbeing, breaking down traditional organisational boundaries and working together to share ideas and learning.

Click here for dates  

Patient Group in November 
 

South East Staffordshire and Seisdon Peninsula CCG along with two other CCGs are working together to review their models for engaging with patients and the public. Around 30-40 representatives from Patient Participation Groups (PPGs), Patient Councils and Community and Voluntary organisations attended a workshop on 2 November in Hednesford. The group focused on strengths and weaknesses of current models before suggesting various ideas for improvement and simplification of the system.
 
Messages from Healthwatch

Funding for the future survey 

 
Healthwatch Staffordshire would like to hear about your experiences of health care services in the current financial climate.

This survey is designed to explore your experience of funding cuts to health care in Staffordshire. We would like to analyse the impact that this has had on your quality of life. We also want to explore your ideas about how funding allocation can be reshaped given the financial pressures we are facing, and how to minimise the impact on individuals in our community.
Messages from Partners

Stay warm and well this winter 

 
Cold weather can have a significant impact on people’s health. One of the best ways of keeping well during winter is to stay warm. Older people, young children and those with respiratory and circulatory health conditions are more likely to suffer from cold related illnesses.  
Keeping warm over the winter months can help prevent colds, flu or more serious health conditions.

Staffordshire Cares has some top tips on what you can do to keep warm and well over winter, as well as where to go for further support. Call 0300 111 8010 to speak to a Staffordshire Cares Advisor or visit www.staffordshirecares.info

Toolbox for Emotional Health 



The South Staffordshire Network for Mental Health has been awarded a grant from the Big Lottery Fund for a Toolbox project which will provide an emotional well being and mental illness prevention service across the six districts of South Staffordshire. 

If you would like to read more about this service please click for more information

Staffordshire Neurological Alliance 


Staffordshire Neurological Alliance provide relief of the 200,000 in Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent affected by a neurological condition, their families and carers and also educate the public regarding neurological conditions. They are looking for Advocates in a variety of roles.

For more info please contact John Morgan on 01785 663875 or email or visit the website

Community Support Buddy 


Do you have a few hours a month to spare to help someone in your community who would otherwise be socially isolated?  Would you like to give your time freely to help reduce someone’s feelings of loneliness?  Our Community Support Team needs you! 

Please contact Ros Burton, Volunteer Co-ordinator, on 01902 851675 or email ros.burton@sscva.org.uk

The Social Hub 


The Social Hub is a face-to-face support network.  It is based in the local communities of Stafford and Cannock.  They offer a wide range of recreational activities such as; walks, cinema visits, coffee mornings, day trips, and social outings, to help improve your social health. For more information please visit the website or email:

Telephone: Cannock 07949 291396 or Stafford: 07949 290645

Burton Hospitals Strategy Video 


Burton Hospitals NHS Trust have commissioned a video in order to help articulate their Trust’s strategy to the local population, focusing on partner working, and their quality improvement journey.

The Trust have received positive feedback on the video and encourage sharing of the video through patient groups. 

The Trust would like patients and other networks to begin to learn about their journey. Please use the below links to provide this information. 

1. Trust website strategy pages, this also highlights our partners and give people an opportunity to give feedback if you would like. 

2. YouTube, please click here to view the video 

Young carers hub club 

The Young Carers Hub are running a series of workshops for young carers and adults over the festive season. 

Some of the activities include building gingerbread houses, sharing mince pies and taking part in Christmas quizzes. 

If you would like to take part see here for more information on the young people and adult workshops, including dates and activities. 

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