Category Archives: Information

ROADS TO RECOVERY – a review of stroke services

The NHS National Institute for Health Research has produced this review, (and lots of other useful links) which looks at the configuration of stroke services, identifying stroke and acute management, recovery and rehabilitation, and life after stroke.

It features:

  • 44 published studies
  • 29 ongoing studies
  • Questions to ask about your stroke services
  • Quotes from commissioners, clinicians and service users

The full review and a two sided summary are also available.

STP: Public meeting on 11 January 2017

The Methodist Hall

The Methodist Hall, Palmer St, South Petherton

The League has organised a public meeting on 11 January 2017 at 7pm – at the Methodist Church Hall in South Petherton – for members of the local community to find out more about NHS England’s ‘Sustainability and Transformation Plans’ (STPs). Somerset’s STP intends that our shared experience of the health and social care system in three years will be radically different from today. In order to support our community to engage confidently with any public consultations, this event aims to share information about the STP.

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Somerset Sustainability and Transformation Plan

willow-man

Willow Man by Paul Townsend

Somerset’s draft Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) was published on 10th November 2016. The document contains plans that are intended to affect significantly the provision of NHS and social care services for the people of Somerset. In order to ensure that our community receives the best care possible in future, it seems vital that Somerset residents spend time investigating and questioning the STP and take part in the various consultations that are planned across the county. Continue reading