The Consumer Association Which? has launched a new website ‘Later Life Care’ https://www.which.co.uk/later-life-care providing lots of useful information and advice about care choices, allowances etc.9:24 AM – 20 Oct 2018
Should 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.
It is helpful to know which your power network is. This is the network providing your power, not the company which sends you your bills. To find out which network operator supplies your power please follow this link.
WARNING! The Food Standards Agency warns of bacteria found in frozen vegetable products – lots of products recalled. Complete list here: https://bit.ly/2N5Tuoe If you have purchased any of these items, you are advised DO NOT EAT them.
Personal 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
A national survey conducted by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) shows some improvements in people’s hospital experiences but highlights concerns around discharge and inequalities for those with mental health conditions. To read more please follow this link.
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.