The Living With and Beyond Cancer Programme wants to hear from people who have ever been diagnosed and treated for cancer in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin and Powys. They are seeking views about receiving an end of treatment summary. At the moment not all cancer patients and their GP’s receive Treatment Summaries and there is some variation in how useful these summaries are. Closing Date: 12 November 2018
The NHS is reviewing the dental services in Shropshire – in particular orthodontics – and would like to hear your views or experiences of these services.
Orthodontic treatment (usually with braces) is the treatment most often used to improve the appearance and alignment of crooked, protruding or crowded teeth, and to correct problems with the bite of the teeth.
They are responsible for planning, buying and monitoring NHS orthodontic services to make sure they meet the needs of local people. As they will shortly be commissioning (buying and managing) new contracts to provide these services we want to involve patients and the public in this process so would like your views on what the services should look like. The survey is open until Sunday 25 November.
A survey of people affected by dementia
Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Dementia Action Alliance is carrying out a survey, details can be found here
Everybody Active Everyday
Public Health England have published 'Everybody Active Everyday', a plan and guidance report, which outlines how we can all be more active. In this the vital role played in the lives of individuals and communities every day by the vouluntary sector is acknowledged and actions specific to the voluntary sector in making an inactive society more active have been highlighted. Click here to follow the link.
Shropshire Health and Wellbeing Board agreed that 2015 would be the Year of Physical Activity, with the objective of increasing people's awareness of the importance of physical activity to overall health and wellbeing and in doing so creating a more physically active Shropshire. A Physical Activity Strategy is currently in production, highlighting 'Everybody Active Everyday' actions being taken across Shropshire. They would like to highlight the good things being done within our voluntary sector to promote a physically active society both now and in the future. If you're a voluntary organisation and would like to contribute to this strategy please click on survey to complete.
National Centre for Mental Health
The NCMH works to improve diagnosis, treatment and support for people affected by mental illness. They are looking for people with or without mental health problems to help them with their research. For details of how to get involved click here.