Review of Midwife-led units
Following the recent co-design workshops Shropshire, and Telford & Wrekin Clinical Commisioning Groups have published their proposed service model for the midwife-led units. You can view it here, if you have any comments about the model please do Tell Us.
Healthwatch Shropshire is involved in the NHS FutureFit programme which is looking at the future of acute and community hospitals in Shropshire, Telfore & Wrekin and mid Wales. For more information see their website or follow them on Twitter @NHSFutureFit. If you would like to be involved please contact us to discuss the opportunities available.
Everybody Active Everyday
Public Health England have published 'Everybody Active Everyday', a plan and guidance report, which outlines how we can all be more active. In this the vital role played in the lives of individuals and communities every day by the vouluntary sector is acknowledged and actions specific to the voluntary sector in making an inactive society more active have been highlighted. Click here to follow the link.
Shropshire Health and Wellbeing Board agreed that 2015 would be the Year of Physical Activity, with the objective of increasing people's awareness of the importance of physical activity to overall health and wellbeing and in doing so creating a more physically active Shropshire. A Physical Activity Strategy is currently in production, highlighting 'Everybody Active Everyday' actions being taken across Shropshire. They would like to highlight the good things being done within our voluntary sector to promote a physically active society both now and in the future. If you're a voluntary organisation and would like to contribute to this strategy please click on survey to complete.
National Centre for Mental Health
The NCMH works to improve diagnosis, treatment and support for people affected by mental illness. They are looking for people with or without mental health problems to help them with their research. For details of how to get involved click here.