Do you have a personal health budget?
Have your say on proposals to extend rights to have personal health budgets. Easy read version of consultation now available http://ow.ly/Ory130k3OZG together with lots of helpful information about personal health budget. Closing date June 8th.
NHS Digital are introducing a new tool that people can use to opt out of their confidential patient information being used for reasons other than their individual care and treatment.This is part of a vision to improve patients’ trust and confidence in how data is looked after by the health and social care system, following the failure of the Care.data project two years ago. Further information is available on our Have Your Say page.
The national data opt-out will be available for the public online from 25th May at https://digital.nhs.uk/services/national-data-opt-out-programme
For those who do not want to or cannot access the service digitally there will be also be a national telephone service available on 0300 303 5678.
Join the Over 50s Forum at our meeting May 24th when we will be finding out about the expanding role of community pharmacists and also about the risk and recognition of sepsis. For further details, please go to our ‘Forum Events‘ page.
North Yorkshire Police have issued new warnings about the latest scams in our county. To find out more, please click on the following link: NY police advice about scams
For more advice about other scams, please see our ‘Alerts’ page.
Happy Wanderers Ambulance organisation are celebrating their 60th annivesary with an event at the Wesley Centre, Oxford Street, Harrogate on Fiday May 25th at 7pm.
Entry is free with optional retiring collection for Happy Wanderers (charity number 235857). Light refreshments available.
For more information, click Happy Wanderers 60th flyer
As one of the events taking place during Dementia Action Week (May 21st – 25th), there will be two free performances of ‘Don’t Leave Me Now’ – a play about dementia. The performances will take place at St Wilfrid’s Parish Hall, at 3pm and 6.30pm
You can find more information here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/dont-leave-me-now-a-play-about-dementia-tickets-43339840630
Tickets are free and groups are welcome. Any donations received on the day will go to Alzheimer’s Society.
The Consumer Association (Which?) is campaigning to get the Government to fix the care system, as a matter of priority. Which? estimates that ‘the care home population is already bigger than the City of Manchester and it’s set to grow rapidly over the coming years’.
As increasing numbers of care homes are closing, there are insufficient places for people who need them. Care homes are struggling to provide the care which individuals need. For some residents this can mean that they are not receiving adequate care, or are having to move to another care home when their existing care home closes. To particpate in the Which? campaign, please follow this link: https://campaigns.which.co.uk/care-system
Parking permit charges have been frozen for nearly five years, but are due to increase on April 9th 2018. The new charges are, however, amongst the lowest in the country. For further details, visit the North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) website.
April is ‘Make a Will Month’ – Each April, Saint Michael’s Hospice makes it simple and straightforward for you to safeguard the future of the people and things you care about with their popular Make a Will Month campaign.
Click here to find out more.