Monthly Archives: December 2016

Listening to people with dementia and their carers

A new listening programme from the Department of Health is aiming to find out more about the experiences of people with dementia and their carers across England- and it is calling for people affected by the condition to get involved.

Starting the work is an online survey for people who have been diagnosed with dementia in the past 2 years (since November 2014), and people who provide unpaid care for them. The survey, (open until 31 January 2017), asks about people’s experiences of dementia diagnosis, support and awareness.

Local dementia groups can alsodiscuss the questions in groups or one-to-one, and feed the results back to the department. To help with this, please see the guidance on holding discussions with people with dementia and carers.

The survey aims to assess how effective recent developments have been in tackling dementia, and where improvements to the delivery of services and support may be needed at local level.

For more information on the programme, click here.

2016 Christmas and New Year Bank Holiday pharmacy opening times for Bucks

Please see below for details of which pharmacies will be open, and their operating hours, across the NHS Chiltern CCG area during the Christmas and New Year period.

Where possible, please also plan ahead to make sure you get any repeat prescriptions ahead of the Christmas break.

Please note – pharmacy opening hours on Bank Holidays are voluntary and are, therefore, subject to change. There may be changes to normal pharmacy opening hours between Saturday 24th December and Monday 2nd January inclusive. Patients are advised to check if pharmacies are open by telephone before making a journey.

 Local pharmacy details can be found on the NHS Choices website at under ‘More Services’.

And remember, you can also check our Health Help Now web service for more information on pharmacies near you, and other health services available in Buckinghamshire.

To see a full list of all pharmacy opening times across all of Bucks over the Christmas and New Year period, click here.