Over the last three years, libraries across Staffordshire have changed to better fit the needs of our communities.
Burton on Trent has the highest flooding risk in Staffordshire, with the flood defences working 49 days out over the last 10 years to protect the town against a flooding event. Despite this, out of the 11691 most at risk addresses, only 742 (6.35%) are currently fully signed up to the Environment Agency Flood Warning System.
North Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are in the process of gathering the views of local people in the design of high quality, accessible and affordable local health services that meet the needs in and around the Community Hospitals. You may have participated in one of the pre consultation events. A summary of the position at 13th February is attached.
For further information now and as the review progresses go to:
Please see below a letter from Cllr Alan White & Dr Charles Pidsley - Co Chairs of Staffordshire HWB
The AGM will be held in conjunction with our Annual Lecture, which will follow the formal (and brief) business of the AGM and an update on Support Staffordshire from our Chief Executive, Garry Jones.
Please be aware that refreshments will be available from 1.45pm.
Annual Lecture by Debra Allcock Tyler, Chief Executive, Directory of Social Change:
"Putting Your Big Girl Pants On" ‘
Debra will give a view on the current state of the sector and what we can do about it.
A new consultation has just been launched to seek people's views on the future of Staffordshire's 20 county council managed and delivered libraries. Ideas include using technology to extend opening hours with an automated service, working with communities to increase the number of community managed libraries and reviewing how the mobile and travelling library service is used.
HealthWatch Staffordshire needs to hear from you.
Healthwatch will be spending the next 2 months in hospitals across Staffordshire to speak to the public about their experience of using A&E services over the winter period.
We they to know:
1. What was your experience of using the service?
2. If you could change the system to make it run better in the current financial climate, what would you do?
They are interested to hear from both service users and staff within the NHS.
The six NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent are looking at how to give you easier and more convenient access to services you have at your local family doctor and GP surgery available outside of the usual surgery hours, including over the weekends.
They are interested in hearing your views about how, when and where you might choose to use these services outside of the usual surgery hours.
Have you accessed any health or social care services during 2017 so far, such as attending a GP Appointment, or visiting your local hospital, dentist or pharmacy? If so Healthwatch Staffordshire would really appreciate it if you could share any new experiences you may have had.
As you know, Healthwatch Staffordshire needs to collect feedback on service provision, to ensure that it is aware of any and all issues throughout the county, as well as any experiences of good practice. Healthwatch Staffordshire cannot do this without your help and assistance.
Staffordshire County Council is legally responsible for making sure social care services for adults with mental health conditions are available to people across Staffordshire.
Adults in Staffordshire with mental health conditions needing mental health social care support and assessments are currently supported by two organisations: South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (SSSFT) and North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare Trust (NSCHT).