Monthly Archives: July 2014

Understanding the New NHS – A Guide for everyone working and training within the NHS

This guide gives a clear and precise insight into the structure and function of the NHS, taking into account the changes of the Health and Social Care Act 2012.

It incorporates the following:

  • NHS values
  • Structure of the NHS England
  • Running the NHS
  • Monitoring the NHS
  • Working in the NHS
  • NHS Leadership
  • Quality and innovation in the NHS
  • The NHS in the United Kingdom

Download the Understanding the NHS Guide.

Shake Up this summer with Change4Life

Change4Life and Disney are partnering on a major new summer campaign called the 10
Minute Shake Up
. This campaign uses a bit of Disney magic to inspire children aged 5-11 to reach the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity per day, with fun, manageable 10 minute bursts of exercise.

How do parents get involved?

Parents can order a FREE 10 Minute Shake Up pack – which includes a wide variety of fun, interactive and practical ways to encourage children to complete activity every day. Parents can visit the Change4Life website and order the kit directly.

How can your organisation promote this to parents?

If your organisation engages parents of 5-11 year olds, there are a few ways to get involved:

  • Promote the campaign in your communications with parents (e.g. face to face, newsletters, emails etc)

Another great way to encourage parents and their children to take their first steps to a more active lifestyle is to promote the Leap website which provides a number of opportunities.

A Look Back on a Year of Success

NHS Chiltern Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) held its public Annual General Meeting on Thursday 10 July 2014 and reviewed the organisations first year of operation since authorisation.

The meeting was attended by 20 members of the public at the Chiltern District Council offices in Amersham.

Dr Annet Gamell, Chief Clinical Officer for the CCG said: “€˜I was pleased with the response from the public to the progress we have made over the past year. Our priority has been to improve the patient experience by commissioning quality health services and better care in local hospitals. “

Some of the CCG’s achievements include:

  • Listening and engaging people in the localities on finding ways to improve health services;
  • Meeting its financial target by making a 1% budget surplus;
  • Building up partnership working with health and social care partners;
  • Receiving an overall ‘assured with support’€™ from the Area Team of NHS England showing that its commissioning plans were meeting targets.

Annet Gamell said: “We have identified our priorities for the coming year such as tackling dementia and diabetes and helping patients to better manage chronic conditions such as heart disease and respiratory illnesses. Treating more patients in the community and at home whenever more appropriate remains a priority, and local hospitals and social care will be working even more closely together to make this happen.”

Chiltern CCG is responsible for buying health services for our patients in the South of
Bucks. Four Localities cover Amersham and Chesham, Southern, Wooburn Green and Wycombe. The CCG has recently published its Annual Report.