A ROBIN and a nightingale paid a visit to one of our readers’ gardens.
Peter Goodwin, of Church Street, Amersham took these pictures of the two birds enjoying his garden.
Do you have an eye for a sustainability of our health service both locally and nationally.
Although there are some excellent examples of good diabetes care both here in Buckinghamshire and across the country, there are still too many people with diabetes who are not getting the care or support they need to manage their condition well.
Poor care is fuelling soaring rates of life-threatening diabetes-related complications such as blindness, amputations and strokes.
These complications are not only personally devastating for those involved but are also extremely costly to the health service.
Diabetes accounts for 10 per cent of the entire NHS budget, costing £10 billion a year, and 80 per cent of this is spent on managing potentially avoidable complications.
With the General Election campaign underway, we want to let our political leaders know that diabetes is a problem we simply can’t afford to ignore.
This is why we are appealing to people in Buckinghamshire to add their voice to our campaign calling on politicians to put diabetes on the political agenda, both in run up to the election and throughout the next Parliament.
We are asking people to help raise awareness of the seriousness of diabetes with any of their local candidates they come into contact with. good photograph? Would you like to see your work in this column? Send a high-resolution JPEG file of a favourite snap to us via email at bucksnews@ trinitysouth.co.uk.
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By putting diabetes on the national agenda, we can ensure that lives are saved and costs to the NHS greatly reduced. To find out how you can get involved and to download Diabetes UK’s General Election 2015 Campaign Pack go to http://bit.ly/1BvE9or.
JILL STEATON Diabetes UK Manager
South East Region
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