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04/03/2016

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03/03/2016

DAVE MONK – LOCAL BROADCASTER AND CELEB!

Thank you to Dave for supporting us at WhereIsTheCare (see Supporters Page) and asking if we might appear on your show, very much appreciated!

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01/03/2016

SUCCESS REGIME – MID & STH ESSEX.  GET INVOLVED. HAVE YOUR SAY.  WORKSHOPS COMING. FROM SEPT 2016

Part of the NHS Five Year Forward View will allow local health services to take decisive steps to secure high quality, joined-up, improved care.  Three main areas that may involve service changes are: * Faster progress towards joined up health and social care based around localities, *More collaboration and shared services across the three main hospitals in Basildon, Chelmsford and Southend, *Changes in urgent and emergency care in line with national recommendations. Other areas involved: simplifying commissioning and contractual arrangements, developing the healthcare workforce and improving IT and access to shared care records. The intention is to have clinically sustainable services in financial balance by 2018/19.

Public workshops planned for Sept 2016 to start discussions with local people about services and garner views on potential change, to share people’s experiences and give feedback on what might/might not work in future.  Dates will be published here when we have then.

INFORMATION & TIPS

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Tips & Information bites listed in chronological date order.  If you have come across a service, entitlement, innovation, something you didn’t know existed and would help other carer families to know about please let us know! Email us, help@whereisthecare.co.uk.  Thank you.


Date Subject Content
21/08/2015 Information

Results released – Patient Led Assessment in the Care Environment programme 2015 (PLACE) involving teams of NHS and private/independent health care providers, and include at least 50% members of the public focussing on the environment in which care is provided  and cleanliness, hydration, dignity, care to those with dementia.  Katie Warren of WhereIsTheCare was part of these assessments in 2014 www.hscic.gov.uk/catalogue/PUB18042   and     www.healthwatchessex.org.uk/policy-round-up/

21/08/2015 Entitlements

New proposal for NHS Continuing Healthcare Aug 2015 for new patients to receive NHS continuing healthcare at home, with funding allocated up to 10 per cent above what it would cost for the same care in a residential or nursing home setting by NHS Mid Essex Clinical Commissioning Group.  See www.healthwatchessex.org.uk/policy-round-up/

21/08/2015 Information

Comfortable and quicker bowel elimination – Unkink the bowel.  Squatty Potty.  www.squattypotty.co.uk

21/08/2015 Useful Services

One-Stop Shops at Princess Alexandra Hospital.   Encouraging you to talk to them over a cup of tea in a relaxed and safe environment about feedback and concerns held every week, just drop in. More Info: www.pah.nhs.uk/index.php?cms_page_id=1590

20/08/2015 Useful Services

Need some training with aspects of caring? Private Courses for carers and public (as well as professionals).  Areas covered: manual handlling, hoisting, first aid, understanding dementia, pet first aid, continenence, pressure care etc.  Call Training2Care in Kelvedon, Near Colchester/Witham 01376 573999  www.training2care.co.uk