Welcome to Healthwatch Southwark’s latest enewsletterPosted: July 2, 2014 | |
|Hello Healthwatch Supporter!It’s been a busy few weeks and we’ve been enjoying glimpses of the summer sunshine.
BrowseAloud Webinar – Mon 14 July
New printed newsletter!
Community focus groups
A sad goodbye but a big thank you – to Samuel who was on placement with us from London Southbank University as part of his MSc in International Health Services and Hospital Management. Inspired by our work, he hopes to establish a Patient and Public Engagement unit at Komfo Anokye teaching hospital in Ghana where he is employed. We wish him the best of luck and will be on hand to help in any way we can.
Until next time, enjoy Sunny Southwark!
Alvin, Sec-Chan, Chip & Jo
This is our latest general Healthwatch Southwark update, read it here
Local news from across the community
How are we doing? – Reminder deadline – Friday 11th July at 5pm.
Have you ever considered becoming a Trust Governor?
Strength and balance classes for falls prevention
Ausism to Autism service
GP Access – London Assembly wants your views
Carers Focus Group in London
Community events and training near you
Stroke Club – Starts 6 July
Free training sessions for Southwark Patients & residents | 16 & 23 July
Lambeth, Southwark & Lewisham Sexual Health Strategy Consultations | Game Changing in mental health | 17 July
Understanding Eating Disorders Training | 12 Sept
Keeping you up-to-date with national news
NHS failures led to death of young boy
Head Meds – spread the word!
Patient transport survey
Do you know someone who has used patient transport in the past 2 years? Transport for London have just launched their new campaign. Sick of Waiting! is the campaign for reliable, accessible patient transport for everyone who needs it. They want to hear stories from patient transport users. Please help them to promote the campaign survey – it takes just 5 minutes to fill in. Also please:
Engagement Manager post: Tower Hamlets Clinical commissioning Group (CCG)
This is Engagement Manager post is a 1 year fixed term contract. Tower Hamlets CCG are currently recruiting for an Engagement Manager on a 1 year fixed term contract (this is a maternity cover post). Find out more on their website and apply today.
Recent NICE published guidance
NICE guidance and updates
Spine-straightening device approved by NICE
People with HIV must receive earlier diagnoses
Thousands of strokes and deaths preventable from ‘silent killer’
Latest events from across the country
Accredited Support Brokerage | July dates
Health Inequalities in London: Seeking joint solutions for better health outcomes | 29 Nov
Six Day Sleep Counselor Training | Nov 2014