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Volunteers needed to help shape exciting new healthy living app

Staffordshire County Council  want to share details about a project that it is working on, in the hope that you will further share this information with your relevant colleagues and communities.

As part of the public health programme, Staffordshire County Council is working with cutting-edge technology company Sentimoto to pilot a mobile phone application (app) that prompts users to ‘check their health' through trusted NHS tools.

Cardiology Service Patient Experience Survey

Cardiology Services are provided primarily in a secondary care setting or in the community. 

The Clinical Commissioning Groups* (CCGs) would like to gather the views of service users to understand the expectations from existing services and to find out what is important to you when accessing ophthalmology services.  

They are particularly targeting service users and their family / carers, with experience in this area of service provision. 

Cross Heath Soup Lunch and Knit and Natter

A monthly soup lunch is offered at Cross Heath Methodist Church Hall on the first Tuesday of every month at 12pm. It is open to anyone who would like to enjoy a bowl of freshly made soup with a roll, followed by cake with a cup of tea or coffee, all for £2.00. It’s a great way to make new friends and spend a pleasant hour or so in good company.  The next lunch will be on Tuesday 3 October. People can just drop in but further information is available from Sandra McKay on 01782 624344.

Over 65’s Safety and Wellbeing Event

Lots of educational sessions in an informal, relaxed environment including:

  • CPR and what to do in an emergency - delivered by Staffordshire & Stoke-On-Trent
  • NHS Partnership Trust
  • Assistive technology - information and advice from Medequip
  • Relaxation taster session
  • Home fire safety delivered by Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service
  • Staffordshire Police advice and support on staying safe - on line, and out and about

Free refreshments and giveaways

Multi-million Dementia centre being built in Burton 'continuing at pace'

The work on the multi-million pound dementia centre that is being built on the site of the Margaret Stanhope Centre in Outwoods, Burton has been described as continuing at pace.

The Burton dementia centre of excellence is planning to give their residents home-like accommodation while they receive care and support through their journey with the condition.

The centre is set to include space for family gatherings, room to keep pets and include communal areas and facilities such as a café and hairdressers.

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.