CCG PRG Bulletin 39, 1 November 2017: to share with your patient groups:-  NEW

Forwarded on behalf of David Parkes, Chair, Greater Peterborough Patient Forum  The Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment Consultation LINK  This consultation runs to 23 December which gives an opportunity for every member of GPPF to complete for themselves and also to take to their next PPG meeting.

Diabetes UK events 23 and 29 November :-  NEW

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group has been working with Diabetes UK to arrange some patient engagement events. The events are being held in Cambridge on 23 November and in Peterborough on 29 November and they are an opportunity for people to: 

1. Find out what services are available for people with diabetes within Cambridge 

2. Ask local healthcare professionals and commissioners questions on diabetes care

3. Meet people with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes who live in your local area

To book a place call Diabetes UK on: 01376 501390 or email Eastern@diabetes.org.uk. You can also book online at BOOKING


Accessible Information Standard 21 November  NEW

Healthwatch Cambridgeshire and Peterborough is launching its new report that aims to help improve access to health and care services for people with sensory and learning disabilities.

The ‘Accessible Information as Standard’ report brings together two separate Healthwatch projects looking at the experiences of people who need accessible information when they use health or care services.

Qualified BSL interpreters will be present. Please let Healthwatch Cambridgeshire and Peterborough know if you have any additional access needs. Entry is free.

You can also find out about the report as part of Healthwatch Cambridgeshire and Peterborough’s public board meeting in Cambridge, held 7-9pm on Wednesday 15 November at the Meadows Community Centre, 1 St Catharine's Road, Cambridge, CB4 3XJ.

Booking is preferred but not essential. To book you can email enquiries@healthwatchcambridgeshire.co.uk call 0330 355 1285, or text 07885 911147

You can also book online. Click here to book for the launch in Peterborough on Tuesday 21 November. Click here to book for the board meeting in Cambridge on Wednesday 15 November.


Wheelchair User Forum 24 November  NEW
Cambridgeshire Alliance for Independent Living is holding a Wheelchair User Forum on 24 November in Papworth Everard. Information is in the attached flyer. If you, or anyone in your respective areas, would like to attend please contact Graham on 0300 111 2301 or email Graham@cambridgeshirealliance.org.uk
Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment for Peterborough  NEW
The Peterborough Health and Wellbeing Board (HWB) is looking at whether there are enough providers of pharmaceutical services for the population of Peterborough. A Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment consultation is running from 23 October until 23 December 2017 for you to have your say on how easy it is for you to get and use medicines or medical equipment safely and access the services you need or want from pharmacies. The consultation closes on 23 December 2017.