Category Archives: Health

Should you be on the Priority Services Register?

Priority Services RegisterShould you or your relative be on the Priority Services Register? This is a register of people who would be particularly at risk, if there were to be a power cut. To find out if you are eligible to register, please click here.

Note:  This link also offers advice if you are struggling to pay your energy bills.

Minister says 150,000 patients’ opt-out data requests were never processed

Data securityDid you opt-out of sharing your confidential health information during the care.data project? It has now been revealed that 150,000 opt-out requests were not processed. So contact NHS England https://www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters/ … to check or opt-out now. Read more here.

Do you know about personal wheelchair budgets?

Wheelchair userPersonal wheelchair budgets are being introduced and will replace the wheelchair voucher scheme. There has been a public consultation about extending the legal rights to have personal health budgets, including for people accessing wheelchair services. If you would like further information, please e-mail england.personalbudgets@nhs.net.

 

 

Are you concerned about who has access to your confidential information?

hand holding a stethoscope over computer keyboard with a securitNHS 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.

Dementia Action Week (May 21st – 25th) event

Alzheimers SocietyAs 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.