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Newcastle branch of the Parkinson’s Group

A lively group of people affected by Parkinson’s Disease, both those with the condition and those caring for others with it, meets every Wednesday morning at Red Street Community Centre from 10.00am to 1.00pm. It’s a great chance to meet other people who face similar health issues and understand the challenges. Not only does the group enjoy a morning of activities at the community centre every week, there is also a day trip organised once a month. In September the trip was to Southport for the day. It is an open group and anyone can drop in to take part.

Burton Hospitals and Derby Teaching Hospitals

Please find below a link to the latest edition of the newsletter focused on the proposed merger between Burton Hospitals and Derby Teaching Hospitals. In this issue, nurses and midwives from both of our Trusts joined together for the first time to get a real taste of how bringing the best together will benefit both patients and staff.


Elections for new North Staffs and Stoke MCP Alliance Board

Last month we invited nominations for voluntary sector representatives to this new health body in North Staffordshire which has been set up to steer and plan for the development of a North Staffordshire Multi-specialty Community Provider (MCP) model. Two nominations were received for the two places so no election was required. Your representatives are: for the Moorlands, Jill Norman of Support Staffordshire and for Newcastle-under-Lyme, Melanie Dunn of Staffordshire Housing Group. (Copies of the nomination forms attached for further information.).

DJ Nathan Dawe - One Night Only

Equal Support Opportunities (ESO) CIC have organised an event for people with disabilites to be held on 12 September 2017 at Allure NightClub, Burton.

With DJ Nathan Dawe hosting the evening doors open at 6.45-10pm

Cost £5 on the door or £3 in advance.

Carers FREE

Pre-book tickets at www.eso-cic.org.uk

call 01283 537770 or email: anthony.hemmings@eso-cic.org.uk

or call into: Voluntary Services Centre, Union Street, Burton DE14 1AA

Proposed merger of Burton Hospitals and Derby Teaching Hospitals

The boards of Burton Hospitals and Derby Teaching Hospitals have approved the Outline Business Case for the partnership between the two organisations, recommending a merger as the proposed way forward.

This collaboration is grounded in the core principles of retaining Queen’s as a vibrant district general hospital in Burton, which includes A&E, securing specialist services in Derby for a wider population, and considering the most appropriate use of our community facilities in Lichfield and Tamworth.

For more information about the proposed merger please see below.

Health and Care Forum

Support Staffordshire is holding  its next Health and Care Forum in Stafford on the afternoon of 19 July 2017.  All managers of voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations from across Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent are invited to this meeting to provide a platform for informing, consulting and networking with voluntary sector colleagues around the health and care arena.  This forum will ensure the sector is informed about and has the opportunity to input into the following strategic agenda: