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Patient Engagement Weekly Bulletin – Thursday 24th January 2019

Postedon 29th January, 2019 in News

Subject:     Have your say about our Quality Priorities for 2019-20

Each year we focus on a number of key issues where we think improved quality would make the most difference to our patients.  These are our Quality Priorities.

Working together, Taunton and Somerset and Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trusts have put together a long list of potential key areas and we would welcome your feedback on these.  The list has considered national programmes, patient and carer feedback, patient surveys and other sources of information.

Our long list includes: l Improve the quality of discharge summaries l Sepsis recognition and treatment l  Improve leadership in responding to patient safety incidents l Pressure ulcer prevention l STEP Plans l Getting It Right First l Triangle of Care l Co-design/user involvement I in improvement work l Equality, diversity & inclusion  l Parity of Esteem l Learning from incidents, complaints and mortality

Which do you think we should focus on for the coming year? Please let us know by emailing[email protected] or completing the online survey at https://response.questback.com/sompar/priorities2019

 Please note: we need your views before 15 February 2019 – thank you

Lucy Nicholls
Patient and Public Involvement Manager
Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
2nd Floor, Mallard Court
Express Park, Bristol Road
Bridgwater TA6 4RN

Tel: 079 202 666 92      Email: [email protected]      Twitter: @SomParNHS

Subject:     Short Breaks Team

We provide:

  • Inclusive school holiday activities for children and young people with a disability or additional need aged 8-18 years and family days out.
  • Regular club opportunities.
  • Regular newsletter and activity calendar to provide information on accessible short breaks across Somerset.

You do not have to be referred to any service to access these if your child / young person has one or more of the following:

  •  a disability
  • requires special educational needs support
  • in receipt of Disability Living Allowance

You can access:

  • Time limited 1:1 support for your family to identify your short break needs.
  • Support to identify local opportunities and access funding.

 For more information, please call
Somerset Direct 0300 123 2224

If you would like someone from the Short Breaks Team to come out and meet with you and anyone else from your setting, please let me know and I will arrange someone to do an info session.

Laura White – Short Breaks Development Officer
Somerset County Council
[email protected]

Subject:     Local Offer Live (see attached)

Calling parent carers and young people! Please share this information with families you are working with and within your setting.

There’s a chance to find out what Somerset’s Local Offer can do for you.

Somerset Parent Carer Forum are working with Somerset County Council and the Clinical Commissioning group to put on a series of roadshows across the county in January and February.

There will be information stands which will show local families what’s on offer as well as various ways to feedback on local services and help shape provision in the future.

The dates and venues are attached, please share with families.

We look forward to seeing you there!

The Engagement and Participation Team
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
B1 West
County Hall

Short Breaks flyer


Subject:       Somerset Parent Carer Forum have moved…

As of the 1st January the forum has moved to its new home in Yeovil. They can now be found at –

Unit 3 Babylon View
Oxford Road Pen Mill Trading Estate
Somerset. BA21 5HR
Telephone: 01458 259384 or 07543 680365
[email protected]

Subject:    The latest edition of SINePost is now available  


The SINePost e-newsletter is produced each month by the Somerset Intelligence team at SCC as part of its role in collating, analysing and disseminating data and research. It draws attention to the latest facts, figures, reports and analysis on Somerset. Links are provided to source material should you wish to find out more.

Included this month:-

  • Life Expectancy: Life expectancies for both males and females in Somerset remain around a year higher than UK averages in latest figures published by the Office for National Statistics.
  • Child Poverty: 11,950 children in Somerset (aged under 16) are living in low-income families according to latest estimates from HMRC.
  • Energy: Latest figures from the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) demonstrate wide variations in household energy consumption between Somerset’s rural and urban communities.
  • Transport: Passenger numbers increased at seven of Somerset’s ten railway stations in 2017/18 compared to the previous year, in estimates published by the Office of Rail and Road (ORR).

If you have any comments or questions, please contact me.

Toby Atkins
Information Analyst
Business Intelligence
Customers and Communities
Somerset County Council
Taunton, TA1 4DY
01823 359228