Welcome to the summer issue of Health Matters. We are now into our second year of operation and recently met with local people at some engagement events. The purpose of the events was to get feedback from you about what works well and what could work better in relation to local services. You can read more about what we heard and how this will influence our plans in the article below.
We've had lots of good news recently, Lesley Royle-Pryor, the CCG's, Practice Nurse Lead, has recently been awarded the title of Queen's Nurse. Lesley received the award for her commitment to high standards of patient care, learning and leadership. You can read more about this accolade here.
Also, we learned recently that one of our Member Practices, Fairfax Group Practice in Prestwich, has become the first in the borough to be endorsed for its dedication to lesbian, gay and bisexual patients. They were presented with a Gold award by Pride in Practice, we talk more about this success below.
Also in this edition:
- A feature on Dementia including a Q&A together with information on the Dementia Friends campaign.
- Advice on enjoying the summer months whilst staying healthy.
- An update on I will if you will, a project which aims to encourage women and girls to get into sport.
- The launch of a new service to help with minor eye conditions, and you can refer yourself.
- Progress towards a new Integrated Diabetes Service for local patients.
As a quick reminder, our Board meets in public every month and we'd really like to see local people come along to the meetings. The next meeting takes place on the 23rd July 2014, starting at 3pm at Townside Primary Care Centre in Bury. You can follow us on Twitter where we Tweet live from the Board!
That's all from me for this issue of Health Matters, if you have any feedback or questions about Health Matters, or the CCG in general, then please let us know.
With best wishes.
Dr. Kiran Patel
Chair and Clinical Lead