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NHS St Helens CCG Community Newsletter
Edition 2 - February 2018

ENGAGE is the best way to find out about the latest opportunities to have your say in the design of your local health and social care. In this bulletin you can see the ways you can get involved from surveys to events, as well as find out what happened with previous work you have been part of.
Talkfest - January 25th 2018
On 25th January 2018, the CCG held their Talkfest within the borough, a day dedicated to talking to local people about the pressures our local health system faces over the colder months and how we can help not only ourselves but also others.

Talkfest ended with a  Question Time debate at St Helens College, where the public were able to put questions to a panel with representation from urgent care, GPs, pharmacy and other non-profit organisations, about winter.
Through the Talkfest engagement event, the CCG  reached just over 1000 people face to face aged from 10 years to 90 years old and just over 2500 people online through the website and social media. All of these people have received consistent key messages about urgent care, winter pressures and antibiotics.

This is the largest volume of people reached in one piece of engagement carried out by the CCG so far.

Read the answers put to the panelists and watch our video showing what happened throughout the day.

SAVE THE DATE: Spring Talkfest will be taking place on Thursday 26th April. 
Be Clear on Cancer: Over 70
Public Health England is relaunching the Be Clear on Cancer Breast Cancer in Women over 70 campaign on 22 February. The campaign will run until the end of March.
The Breast Cancer in Women over 70 campaign has run across England twice before. As well as reminding older women that the risk of breast cancer increases with age, the campaign also seeks to increase awareness of breast cancer symptoms, particularly non-lump symptoms. The campaign urges women who notice any changes to their breasts to visit their GP as soon as possible. If breast cancer is diagnosed early, it is more likely to be treated successfully.

Find out more about how you can be clear on cancer.
Walton Centre Neuro Network Event 
Time - 10am - 3pm
Date - Tuesday 6 March 2018
Location - Sid Watkins Building, The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool, L9 7LJ

The event will share the achievements of the Neuro Network
(vanguard) and explain how the programme has impacted on patients and workforce experience. It will explain how what has been learned and developed can be used in other parts of the country

If you are interested please register by emailing

Haemochromatosis Patient Support Session
Time - 10am – 12.30pm
Date - Saturday 24th February 2018
Location - St Helens Scout Den (Next to St Nicholas Church) New Street, St Helens WA9 3UB

Come along to the Haemochromatosis Patient Support Session organised by Genetic Haemochromatosis Northwest Support Group. Everyone welcome incl family, friends, medics and carers to our next meeting. Come and join us. No charge. Discussion, light lunch and raffle.

To register contact Mary on 07554 075472.
Healthwatch Community Nursing listening Event
Out of Hospital Nursing -
Listening Event
Come along to our listening event to find out about Community Nursing Services in St Helens and share your own experiences and views.
We want to know what works well and what could be improved.

Sarah O’Brien, Chief Accountable Officer for St Helens CCG will give a brief overview,and a representative from the Community Nursing Service will be on hand to answer your questions.
Refreshments available
Tuesday 20th February, 2018
The Beacon Building, College Street,
St Helens, WA10 1TF. 
10.30am – 12pm
 Registration and refreshments from 10am
 To book your place please contact Debbie on: 0300 111 0007 or email:

GDPR - The Law is Changing 

From 25th May 2018, for organisations to keep in touch, you must complete a consent / newsletter sign up form which has explicit consent - the law is changing

This means that, NHS St Helens CCG needs to get explicit confirmation that you are happy for us to contact you. If you do not re sign up to be part of the membership scheme for NHS St Helens CCG, then from 25th of May 2018, your details will be removed from our database and you will no longer be contacted by us in relation to the work the CCG is doing or consultation and engagement opportunities. 

If you want to make sure we can keep in touch with you, please make sure you complete our consent /newsletter sign up form now!

Tell us your story
We are always looking at ways of improving healthcare services. A big part of how we can do that is to hear your experiences of health care. All experiences and stories, both positive and negative are good for us to know about and you can share these with us in a number of ways including;
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