An evening of wellness: your mind, your health – Mental Health Awareness Week May 2014

Matthew Mckenzie attend “An evening of wellness: your mind, your health”. This event ran as part of Mental Health Awareness Week, and together we can hosted an evening of talks and performances to showcase some of the projects supported by Maudsley Charity for the benefit of service users and the local community.

We heard from 4 projects being the

The SLaM Recovery College
Hearing Things
Anxiety Arts Festival London 2014
Mind and Soul Choir

Matthew covered the event for us and has done great audio and video blogs and has also taken photos.

You can watch his video blog here:

Listen to his audio blog here:

Look at his photos here:

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Great job as always Matthew – Thank you

 


Health and Wellbeing board wants to hear patients stories

Hi All,

As you may have read in our newsletter last week, the Health and Wellbeing Board wants to hear from the people of Southwark about their health and wellbeing.

Your support is critical to this engagement and will provide the depth needed to really inform the future plans for health and wellbeing in Southwark. They are holding an open public event on 12 February where you can share your stories and experiences, there is a flyer about this event attached to this email. You can drop-in any time between 11am – 5pm to share your stories informally with some of their trained staff and volunteers who will be on hand.

There is also the option to share your story using the online survey which can be found on this link www.southwark.gov.uk/shareyourstory if you would prefer.

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If you are not familiar, the Health and Wellbeing Board brings together representatives from Healthwatch Southwark and Community Action Southwark, Southwark Council (including Public Health), NHS Southwark Clinical Commissioning Group,  King’s Health Partners and the Metropolitan Police Service (Safer Southwark Partnership).

Kind regards,

Daniel Blagdon

Membership, Engagement and Communications

NHS Southwark Clinical Commissioning Group

Postal Address: 1st Floor, Hub 5, PO Box 64529 London SE1P 5LX

Base: 160 Tooley St London SE1 2QH

Email: souccg.southwark-ccg@nhs.net

Telephone: 020 7525 7888

Media: 020 3049 3333

Out of Hours Media07876 448 602

The best possible health outcomes for Southwark people


Health and Wellbeing board wants to hear patients stories

Hi All,

The Health and Wellbeing Board wants to hear from the people of Southwark about their health and wellbeing.

Flyer here: Lets talk leaflet v1

Your support is critical to this engagement programme, and will provide the depth needed to really inform the future plans for health and wellbeing in Southwark. They are holding an open public event on 12 February where you can share your stories and experiences, there is a flyer about this event attached to this email.

Alternatively, if you are involved with any local groups who would be willing to allow one of the trained volunteers to join your next meeting (before the end of February) to listen to people’s stories please do let us know to help arrange this.

There is also the option to share your story using the online survey which can be found on this link www.southwark.gov.uk/shareyourstory if you would prefer.

If you are not familiar, the Health and Wellbeing Board brings together representatives from Healthwatch Southwark and Community Action Southwark, Southwark Council (including Public Health), NHS Southwark Clinical Commissioning Group,  King’s Health Partners and the Metropolitan Police Service (Safer Southwark Partnership).

Kind regards,

Daniel Blagdon

Membership, Engagement and Communications

NHS Southwark Clinical Commissioning Group

Postal Address: 1st Floor, Hub 5, PO Box 64529 London SE1P 5LX

Base: 160 Tooley St London SE1 2QH

Email: souccg.southwark-ccg@nhs.net

Telephone: 020 7525 7888

Media: 020 3049 3333

Out of Hours Media07876 448 602


Kings Health Partners The eMPOWERMENT Programme and myhealthlocker™

The eMPOWERMENT programme is focused on harnessing information technology systems to facilitate patient empowerment. The programme is aiming to overcome the challenges faced by patients who use health services and find that their information is difficult to access and disaggregated between many providers.

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Healthwatch Southwark eNews – 9th July 2013

Guys9th August 2013, Edition 4                                   Healthwatch Southwark eNews

Welcome to our E-News, an update on what’s happening in your Healthwatch as well as local health and social care news and events. If you would like to be included in the next e-news, please email info@healthwatchsouthwark.co.uk

Healthwatch News

Calling for Healthwatch volunteers

We are recruiting Healthwatch volunteers to help carry out functions in promotion and engagement, research and intelligence, and representation. The volunteers will work with us to champion better health and social care services.

If you would like to become a volunteer please download the application forms here, or contact us for an application pack at: info@healthwatchsouthwark.co.uk or call 020 7358 7005. The Application deadline has been extended to Friday 23 August, 5pm. Read more.

Signposting document

We have also produced a signposting document – an overview on how to find and access key health and social care services in Southwark.

Healthwatch Southwark update talk | Monday 30 September

Alvin Kinch, Healthwatch  Southwark’s Manager is going to speak at the 30 September Camberwell Community Council meeting in the evening. Alvin will be updating on what’s been happening since the Healthwatch launch on the 26th June in terms of shaping strategic priorities and other developments. Find out more.

Healthwatch Southwark stall at African Health Forum event | Friday 16 August

We will be having a stall at this event whose focus will be Understanding the health needs of and celebrating the health and wellbeing of young people from African communities. It’s running from 11.00 am – 3.00pm  at Cambridge House, 1 Addington Square, London SE5 0HF. To book a place download the booking form and email it to info@africanhealthforum.org.uk or call 020 8867 0339. I’ll be speaking at the event.

Local News

New university NHS alliance to improve healthcare in South London

A new Strategic Alliance that will share best practice in research and the education and training of students and health professionals has been agreed between King’s Health Partners and St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust Board and St George’s, University of London. Aims of the Strategic Alliance include delivering joint work programmes where synergies exist in research and service innovation. Read more.

Ready for action! Your new Lambeth and Southwark Diabetes UK Community Champions

The DMI and Diabetes UK have been working together to recruit black, Asian and minority ethnic volunteers in Lambeth and Southwark who have good connections with their local community. 15 Community Champions have been recruited and trained to learn about the risk factors, symptoms, myths and misconceptions about diabetes that are prevalent in some cultures. Read more.

Consultation on the future of Mental Health Day Opportunities in Southwark

Experts by Experience have been commissioned by Southwark Council to undertake a consultation on their proposals for the reconfiguration of Mental Health Day Services in Southwark. The Council’s lead member has approved the consultation approach and timetable. The decision will go to the Scrutiny Committee this Wednesday, 31 July. Read more. 11 focus groups are planned – find out dates here.

Supporting primary care to deliver excellent diabetes care

NHS Lambeth CCG, NHS Southwark CCG and the DMI are delighted by the fantastic engagement with this year’s reward scheme and want to thank the nearly 90 practices who have registered for the scheme.

The DMI will be looking at how best to support practices to implement their action plans. Read more.

Growing Out project run by London Wildlife Trust
This is a FREE 1 year training/work experience course for adults with mild learning disabilities who would like to learn more about wildlife gardening, food growing and practical conservation work. The project runs in Southwark (East Dulwich) every Monday and also places available on our North and East London groups. If anyone is interested then please ask them to get in touch with me Georgie Mavrakis gmavrakis@wildlondon.org.uk for more information.

Tasting seasons – Let’s get cooking!
This healthy eating “Let’s get cooking” project of the Children Food trust is brand new. It runs on Thursdays throughout the Summer and costs just £1 per person. The aim of group is to get together vulnerable and non-vulnerable people; to get them socialising while cooking healthy meals and learning cooking tricks. Book your place at: tastingseason1@gmail.com or call 020 7021 4400

Lay assessors required for GSTT Local Clinical Excellence Awards assessment panel
The Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation trust Local Clinical Excellence Awards assessment panel encompasses a balanced representation of consultants both NHS and academics, non clinical managers and lay members from a variety of backgrounds to ensures the system is fair, open and transparent. They are looking for lay members to participate in this process. Find out more.


National News

Patients recommend their care at Guy’s and St Thomas’

Inpatients who completed the Friends and Family Test questionnaire in June gave Guy’s and St Thomas’ an average score of 77. The Friends and Family Test is a new National initiative that asks patients whether they would recommend their care to friends and family. The results, published by NHS England nationally for the first time, will help patients compare the care offered by individual NHS trusts. Read more.

Opportunity to say something about well-being

Lambeth and Southwark’s joint public health team have commissioned the National Social Marketing Centre to carry out interviews around wellbeing with residents, who access services. Each resident, who takes part in a joint interview with a family member or friend, receives a £20 high street voucher. All interviews will take place by Friday 16 August. If interested email David Graham at office@thensmc.com or call  07764 195105.

Patient Rights in The NHS Constitution –  survey

The NHS Constitution Team at the DoH is exploring how they can have greater impact, with a specific focus on ensuring patients’ rights are met. The team are interested in the views of service users and their carers about which rights are most important to them and where they would want to go for assistance if they felt their rights weren’t met. Closing date for the survey is 16 August. Access the survey here

Jeremy Hunt launches national dementia scheme at St Thomas’ Hospital

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has launched a national scheme to improve the care of patients with dementia. The Older Person’s Unit at St Thomas’ has been hailed as an example for other trusts to follow. Read more.

Recent NICE published guidance:

Test to detect spread of breast cancer could help avoid further surgery. Read more.

New Quality Standard for Psoriasis. Read more

New Quality Standard for Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Read more.

Local Events

Research Roadshow’s cardiovascular, asthma and allergy exhibition

Do you or a family member suffers from asthma or an allergy, or do you have an interest in these areas of medicine and health? If yes visit Research Roadshow’s stands where researchers from Guy’s and St Thomas Hospital will be showcasing research and demonstrations; at John Harvard Library Foyer on Borough high street Monday August 12,12pm- 2pm and Peckham Library foyer on Wednesday August 14, 12pm – 2pm. Move to events

SUITE (Service User Involvement in Training and Education) focus groups

SUITE are developing training to improve the quality of SLAM’s patient record keeping.
They would like to hear people’s experiences of their service users in regard to the records that have been written by professionals about them during consultations and whether they have later proved to be helpful or unhelpful when read by themselves or others. Tuesday 20 August 11.30 – 1.30 at the Bethlem Royal Hospital Community Centre Wednesday 21 August -10.00.  Find out more.

Participation Day | Wednesday 21  August 10-3pm

A free fun activity day for adults with a learning disability. Try new sports, find out about what activities are going on in your community and have fun! Venue: Southwark Park, contact: Charmaine Binns 020 8655 7733. Book today.

Disability Living Allowance workshop | Tuesday 10 September, 9.30am-1pm

The Next DLA workshop is being held at Cambridge House. Book into the next DLA workshop by emailing or calling the DLA. DLA family workers will be there to support you to complete the DLA claim form.


Dr Matthew Patrick has been appointed Chief Executive of South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM)

Dr Matthew Patrick has been appointed Chief Executive of South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM).

Trust Chair Madeliene Long said: “I would like to welcome Dr Matthew Patrick to SLaM. He will be joining us at a very exciting time when we are making real headway with our partners in our mission to align clinical care, research and education more closely for the benefit of the patients and communities we serve.”

Dr Matthew Patrick said: “I am delighted to be joining such a tremendous organisation with such gifted and experienced staff and I am very much looking forward to taking up my new post.”

Dr Matthew Patrick has been Chief Executive of the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust since March 2008. He trained as an adult psychiatrist at the Maudsley and Bethlem Royal Hospitals and for many years combined clinical work and developmental research. Over the past four years Dr Patrick has contributed to national mental health policy and strategy, including the development of the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme; the development of the New Horizons mental health policy; and the government’s Mental Health Strategy, No Health Without Mental Health. More recently he has led on work around the development of e-mental health and has been actively involved in the development of mental health within Academic Health Science Centres.

Madeliene Long said: “The quality of applicants for the position of Chief Executive was outstanding and I am delighted that we have been able to make such a high calibre appointment. Dr Matthew Patrick brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the Board of Directors and SLaM. I am certain that he will also make a hugely influential and positive contribution to the ongoing development of our Academic Health Sciences Centre, King’s Health Partners. I would like to thank the Council of Governors for the important role they have played in the appointment process.

“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Gus Heafield for undertaking the role of Acting Chief Executive over the last nine months, which he will continue to do until Matthew takes up his post. Gus has helped us maintain stability and operational performance during what has been a very challenging and fast moving time for both the Trust and for King’s Health Partners. I am very grateful to him for his support and hard work.”

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Kate Hoey “furious” about plans to merge local hospitals

Vauxhall Labour MP Kate Hoey has launched a blistering attack on plans to create the biggest NHS trust in England by merging Guy’s and St Thomas’ hospitals with King’s College Hospital and the South London and Maudsley mental health trust.

Speaking in a Commons debate on transparency in the NHS on Thursday afternoon, Ms Hoey said: “What has been called the King’s Health Partners has sought to bring together the research work at King’s College medical school with others, and the body is now growing to be almost an entity in itself, making decisions, sending out publicity and getting further and further away from the foundation trust.”

She added: “One thing the King’s Health Partners are doing in the name of foundation trusts is steamrolling ahead to bring about a merger of Guy’s and St Thomas’ hospitals, which is a huge trust, King’s College Hospital, which is another huge trust, and the South London and Maudsley trust. It is believed that the merger will somehow lead to a “world-class” – I do not know how many times members have heard the term – hospital.

“I am furious and angry – as are, I think, all five of the MPs representing the area – at how this merger has been handled.

“The lack of openness has been appalling and there has been no public board meetings or disclosure of information about the proposed changes. The proposals have been either badly put forward or not put forward at all.

“The board at Guy’s and St Thomas’ has an occasional surreal meeting as a showcase for public involvement, but it never discusses the real issues. It opens meetings for the public only when it suits the board.”

Ms Hoey said she had recently received a letter from their chairman of Guy’s and St Thomas’, Sir Hugh Taylor, who “wrote to say that the project is forging ahead with a full business case”.

“William McKee, who brought together trusts in Northern Ireland, has been appointed and we are told that he is going to spend at least £5 million to bring about the business case to show why this will be such a wonderful idea,” said the MP.

Simon Hughes and I have written back asking who is actively responsible, how the money from the different bodies is being allocated, what the precise budget will be and how it will be spent by whom. The whole accountability thing is there in a nutshell. Who is actually accountable?

“Does the Secretary of State have any say whatsoever? No. Apparently he is only interested if the move will clearly not be good for patients in clinical terms.

“I know that the establishment of such a large trust will be totally against the interests of people. Trusts cannot operate on such a large scale. One chief nurse cannot be responsible for all those hospitals.”

Health think tank The King’s Fund recently carried out a review of the merger proposals. It warned that if the merger does not proceed then the status quo may be unsustainable as the pressures on the NHS increase. The report also noted that the anticipated benefits of the merger needed to be better explained in order for local stakeholders to feel confident that they would be achieved.

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