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Patient Engagement Weekly Bulletin – Wednesday 19th June 2019

Posted on 20th June, 2019 in News

Subject: Somerset CCG launch Facebook page

We’re expanding our digital channels and have launched a Facebook page to give us more opportunity to share our news and support people to get involved with our work.

Please take a look: https://www.facebook.com/SomersetCCG and give us a like or a follow.

If there are any items that you are submitting for the bulletin that you’d also like us to share on our Facebook page, just let us know when you send us the information.

Subject: Join us at our next Governing Body meeting

Our next public Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group Governing Body meeting will take place on Thursday 25 July at 9.30am at the Canalside in Bridgwater (TA6 6LQ).

Members of the public are welcome to attend the meeting to listen to the items being discussed. There is an opportunity to ask questions at the beginning of the meeting.

The agenda and papers will be available on our website about a week before.

Subject: Somerset digital lay user group

Somerset Digital Lay User Group is a relatively new forum designed to engage Somerset lay users with the digital programme of work being undertaken across county wide health and care services.

The next Digital Lay User Group will be held on Thursday 01 August 2019 from 1.30pm-4pm at J34, Market Way, North Petherton (TA6 6DF) (https://junction24ltd.co.uk). If you would like to attend, become a Digital Lay User or have any further questions on our digital programme , please contact jess.brown@nhs.net

Subject: Governors’ surgery in Mendip

Your two Royal United Hospitals Mendip public governors, Mike Welton and Anne Martin, are holding their first ever ‘governors’ surgery’ on Thursday 04 July at Mendip District Council, Cannards Grave Road, Shepton Mallet BA4 5BT between 10.30am and 4pm.

If you or anyone you care for use, or have used, the services of Royal United Hospitals, please do come along. Let them know what works, what could be better and any ideas you have for improvements. Mike and Anne will share your concerns, comments and compliments with senior staff at Royal United Hospitals.

Subject: Somerset VCSE – last chance for tickets – 21 June

With only two days to go under this year’s Somerset VCSE Leaders’ Conference this is your last chance to get a ticket.

The Future is in Our Hands. With demand for VCSE services on the increase, how can we ensure that the sector is prepared? Charity leaders in Somerset are invited to join us for an exciting programme of keynotes, Q&As and workshops, which will address the key issues we face as a sector and inspire and motivate us to rise to the challenge.

Hear from the following speakers:

  • The Future is in Your Hands: Peter Wanless, CEO, NSPCC
  • ‘Not for Loss’ Instead of ‘Not for Profit’ – Adopting the Social Enterprise Mindset: Patrick Nash, Enterprise Values
  • Collaboration for Success: Charlotte Augst, CEO, National Voices
  • Plus Q&As and workshops (Going Digital with Cosmic, Business Planning with Enterprise Values, Story Telling with The Whole Story)

Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to gain advice and insight from expert speakers, network with other charity leaders in Somerset and join the discussion on some of the biggest challenges facing the sector.

The conference is taking place on Friday 21 June, from 10 am to 4 pm at Monks Yard, near Ilminster. Tickets are just £40 and include lunch and refreshments.

You can find out more and book your ticket at https://enagews.us16.list-manage.com/track/click?u=913b77efe52d1a7a656dfe743&id=5d872f6fd1&e=a3f369129e

We hope to see you there!

Engage, On behalf of the Somerset VCSE Strategic Forum

Subject: SINePost newsletter published

The latest edition of SINePost is now available on the Somerset Intelligence website: www.somersetintelligence.org.uk/sinepost.html

The SINePost e-newsletter is produced each month by the Somerset Intelligence team at Sheffield City Council 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:-

  • Transport: The overall volume of traffic on Somerset’s roads declined marginally to 4,310 million vehicle miles in 2018, according to estimates from the Department for Transport. This followed five successive years of increase.
  • Migration: There are estimated to be 43,000 non-UK born people resident in Somerset, of which 28,000 were born in a European Union member state, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics. Approximately 8 out of 10 of those born in the EU are of working age.
  • Health: Life expectancy for males in Somerset is 4.9 years lower in the most deprived fifth of areas compared with the least deprived fifth of areas, while life expectancy for females is 3.9 lower, according to figures from Public Health England.
  • Digital Inclusion: An estimated 32,000 adults in Somerset have never used the internet or have not used it in the last three months, according to the Office for National Statistics. Key non-users continue to be people aged 75 or over, and people with a disability.