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Parkinsonís UK Self-Management, Information and Support Day
We are pleased to announce that Parkinsonís UK will also be piloting a new Self-Management, Information and Support Day in Taunton on 13 June 2018. This will be for people with Parkinsonís, family, friends and carers. We would like your help to promote the day
The day is for:
- people recently diagnosed
- those diagnosed for a while and now ready to engage with support
- family, friends and carers who have their own questions about Parkinsonís (they are welcome to come without the person with Parkinsonís)
The day will be hosted by Parkinsonís UK local staff and volunteers providing their expertise about Parkinsonís and knowledge of local services. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions, share information, discuss self-management and hear from others living with Parkinsonís. More information is available at https://www.parkinsons.org.uk/information-and-support
As a result of the day we intend that people will:
- be inspired by self-management approaches
- be armed with information and knowledge
- feel more connected to others
- know ways they can support their wellbeing
- have a personalised pathway of support in place
Could you represent patients and carers and help to develop Somerset's Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP)?
Somerset's NHS organisations and County Council have published the county's STP, a strategic five-year plan. STPs are being developed across the country and aim to create services that work better for local residents, are financially sustainable and have greater emphasis on prevention.
Somerset's plan sets out a way forward for discussion (at this stage it isn't a fully-developed proposal). Over the coming months there will be discussions with the public, patients, carers and professionals to help shape and develop the plans.
How can I get involved?
You can volunteer to be a patient or carer representative on one of the STP working groups. This means you will help the groups think about service changes and improvements from a public perspective.
What commitment do I have to make?
You will be expected to attend meetings in different parts of the county at least once a month for the next six months. You must be willing to share information with other people in your local community and feed back their concerns and questions.
What support will I get?
Travel expenses will be paid and you will be briefed in advance of each meeting to make sure you understand the agenda, and feel informed and well-prepared.
What will my role be?
Your role will be to ask questions and challenge assumptions from a patient's or carer's perspective. You will help the group to understand the needs of patients and the barriers they face. You can draw on your own personal experience, but you should also feed back the concerns and issues that you are hearing from friends, family members, neighbours and other people in your community.
What skills do I need?
You need to have an interest in health and social care services. You may be interested in a specific type of health care, for example, GP practices or A&E services. You don't need any specialist knowledge as support will be provided before each meeting.
If you are interested in getting involved, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Somerset's Sustainability and Transformation Plan (November 2016)
Somerset's NHS organisations and County Council have published the county's STP, a strategic five-year plan. STPs are being produced across the country and aim to create services that work better for local residents, are financially sustainable and have greater emphasis on prevention.
Somerset's plan sets out a way forward for discussion (at this stage it isn't a fully-developed proposal). Over the coming months there will be discussions with the public, patients, carers and professionals to help shape and develop the plans (see below).
View/download a summary here
View/download the full plan here
View/download plans for any of the 44 STPs in England here (interactive map)
Outline engagement and consultation timeline
Comment on the plan
If, having read the plan, you have any comments or queries, use the email address, phone number or Freepost address below. You can also use these contacts to request a paper copy of the plan.
01935 385240 (Monday to Friday. 9.00am to 5.00pm)
Somerset Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP)
Freepost RRKL-XKSC-ACSG (No stamp required)
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