Health And Wellbeing |Strategy for Nottinghamshire 2014-2016 Consultation event
Yesterday I was invited to attend the above meeting.
*We were welcomed by Councillor Muriel Weisz
Health and Wellbeing Board:-
The role of the Health and Wellbeing Board.
The Health and Wellbeing Strategy and what it means for Nottinghamshire.
Associate Director of Public Health
Nottinghamshire County Council:-
How it has been prepared to address local health and well being needs.
Chief Executive, Gedling Borough Council.
How will the Strategy fit with local council services?
* Sam Walters
Chief Operating Officer , NHS Nottingham North and East Clinical Commissioning Group:-
What impact will the Strategy have on health services?
* Joe Pidgeon,
Chief Executive Healthwatch Nottinghamshire:-
What the Strategy means to local people & how Healthwatch Nottinghamshire will support it.
I can't go into all the details of their speeches but the overall outcome I felt was how good it is that all these various organisations are coming together as one in the interest of local people.
The questions I were able to put ;-
Could more nurses attend patients with a long term condition on a regular basis, as it has been proven that self help home management does not work?. All people have different requirements and a universal programme does not work the same for everyone.
When assessments are made questions should be asked of a patient, not only what are they capable of doing but what do they feel like when they have done it. Yes they might be able to climb the stairs but how long does it take and what is their condition when they reach the top of the stairs?
Children who suffer with certain conditions should be allowed to attend main stream schools under health guidance .They should not be denied an education.
Nottingham is renowned for it's respiratory research, will this be maintained?
I got a favourable response to each question and a lot of debate was given to them.
This was one of the best meetings that I had been invited to attend, and yes they all listened to a layman.
At last there is a community spirit emerging!