Have Your Say on Urgent Care and Walk-in Services at Broughton Gate

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Milton Keynes Clinical Commissioning Group (MKCCG) is inviting local people to have their say on the future of the urgent care walk in service at Broughton Gate Health Centre. With the current contract due to expire this year, MKCCG would like local people’s input into the kind of service that would suit their needs, including location and opening hours.

This consultation is in line with wider work in progress by MKCCG to look at the way in which healthcare services in Milton Keynes are provided, including the possible integration of Urgent Care and GP out-of-hours with the local A&E department to deliver a better urgent care service.

The public consultations will last for 12 weeks, from 15th February to 2nd May. Have your say by attending a public meeting (details below), writing to Freepost NHS QUESTIONNAIRE RESPONSES, or give your feedback online byfollowing this link.

Public consultation meetings will be held on Tuesday 8th March, 3-6pm, at The Christian Centre, Oldbrook, and Wednesday 13th April, 3-6pm, at Brooklands Farm Primary School, Broughton. No need to register, these are both drop in sessions, open to all.

Click here for consultation documents and frequently asked questions.

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Have your say on developing mental health services for Veterans in England

The NHS are currently undertaking a survey on mental health services to armed forces, the results of which will inform future commissioning of services appropriate to needs identified.

Take part by visiting their website or using the contact details in the poster

MH veterans screen

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NHS Engagement on mental health services for veterans

The NHS England engagement on mental health services for veterans is now live and the survey and supporting information can be accessed at: https://www.engage.england.nhs.uk/survey/veterans-mental-health-services

The deadline for responses is 5pm on 31 March 2016 and they are particularly keen to hear from the following groups:

  • Veterans who have or have had a mental health condition
  • People who know veterans who they believe have or have had a mental health condition
  • Service charities / support groups
  • Mental health professionals involved in veterans’ mental health care
  • CCGs.

The survey includes sets of tailored questions for each of the above audiences, however, NHS England welcomes views from anyone who has an interest in veterans’ mental health and people can choose which section they wish to complete.

A hard copy engagement document including a detachable survey and free post envelope has been produced, along with a leaflet and poster.  A limited number of these are available and if you would like to place an order, please email ENGLAND.VMH-Engagementhub@nhs.net.

We have arranged for the engagement document to be translated in to Nepalese to enable the involvement of the ex-Gurkha community  This will be circulated once available.

All responses to the engagement will be reviewed and analysed to help inform a report that will be made available on the NHS England website and shared with interested groups.  This will help to inform decisions on commissioning arrangements for future veterans’ mental health services.

If you have any questions or would like to find out more about the engagement, please emailandreacollins1@nhs.net

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