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Uttoxeter mental health report stance branded 'ridiculous' by worker from support charity

A council has been branded "ridiculous" for criticising mental health provision in town – a year after its funding cuts contributed to the closure of a Uttoxeter psychiatric charity.

A recent East Staffordshire Borough Council report found that people in Uttoxeter had "relatively little access" to mental health services.

In July 2016 Art and Soul had to close its doors when it could no longer access funding from the authority.

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.).

Healthwatch Needs Your Help

Healthwatch Staffordshire needs your help!

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. 

Queens Award to Borderland Voices

Borderland Voices are thrilled & proud to share the news that they have received the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.  Elizabeth II announced this ‘MBE for volunteer groups’ to celebrate her Golden Jubilee in 2002.  It was first awarded in 2003.  The awards are announced annually on 2 June, the anniversary of the Coronation.