At our recent Talkfest events local community members provided us with valuable feedback regarding some of the barriers they face around self-care, this was mainly around local community members not always aware of what services are available and how to access them. Following this feedback, we are holding a community engagement fair this week, bringing together local organisations to showcase who they are and what they do. See the section below for more information.
As you are hopefully aware in St Helens we are working as part of a local care system called St Helens Cares which brings together a wide range of statutory organisations working together to improve the lives of the people of St Helens. Organisations Include Health and Social Care (NHS and Local Authority), Housing, Police, Fire, Healthwatch, Probation, Voluntary Community Action. As part of this work we have developed and launched a Shared Care Record.
Many people think that their GP health record is available to all health and social care workers involved in their care, but this is not always the case. At the moment, each person you see keeps a separate record. This can mean some important information is not communicated between health and social care services as well as it should. The St Helens Shared Care Record sees all local GPs, hospitals, community, mental health and social care services working together to make it possible for health and social care workers to look at relevant information about you to make the best clinical decisions.
For more information on St Helens Cares and the Shared Care Record please visit our website.
During 2019 we will have a number of opportunities for the community to get involved and have their say on the work of the CCG and St Helens Cares. All engagement opportunities are promoted through the CCG website. If you would like more information on any of the opportunities or would like to get involved please do not hesitate to contact me at email@example.com or on 01744 624596.