We have all experienced, or are currently experiencing, or, being service users, carers or patients, and sometimes all of these.
We are all volunteers who are driven by our values and principles, chiefly of confidentiality and trust, to do what we can to improve the quality of services that we, and others, receive now and in the future. We know, for example, that many people in care homes, both residents, relatives and the staff themselves at times, and some supported as individuals in the community, seldom have a significant voice and we aspire to assisting them.
We seek to achieve our aims by listening to our members’ views and collaborating with the organisations they represent, and by using what we hear in our extensive networks, to help articulate and influence the shape and quality of services.
We ensure that we do not share any confidential information from other organisations.
Our members will respond to calls for advice and guidance and support from individuals and organisations. Safeguarding issues will have to be referred to the appropriate bodies but support will be given.
An AHSN sponsored project seeking to save patients and GPs time using pharmacists' expertise and a test machine
Push Doctor has received a 'good rating' from the CQC.
NHS and Primary Care Networks are coming ( and some have been trialled) - but what will they mean to you?
Two new schemes focussing on carers - Supporting Carers in General Practices and £5m fund for innovative ways to support unpaid carers
'Very enjoyable', 'I learned a lot' 'Best ever' some of the comments on our workshop -15 seconds really can save 30 minutes later on - we showed a group of people from the NHS, social care, and service users/carers/patients how we were inspired.
You may feel you are or somebody you wish to represent, is coming up againts a brick wall re benefits or personal budget.
Denis Hart , who has vast experience of this work, will provide two workshops for people and volunteers who support vulnerable people may wish to provide support as a representative at Benefits Tribunals or on Personal Budget Issues