Fo­cus on di­a­betes for health com­mit­tee

In­for­ma­tion on care, ac­tion and pa­tient sup­port

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS - By Camilla Good­man camilla.good­man@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

THE NHS Chiltern Clin­i­cal Com­mis­sion­ing Group is hold­ing its public An­nual Gen­eral Meet­ing to­day (July 9) – and this year a key fo­cus of the event will be di­a­betes.

The meet­ing will take place at the Oak Room in Wy­combe Town Hall from 6pm to 8pm. As well as the pre­sen­ta­tion of the CCG’s an­nual re­port and ac­counts, the event will also take a for­ward look at the fu­ture plans and aims of the or­gan­i­sa­tion.

Mem­bers of the public will hear from the CCG’s se­nior team and will also have a 30-minute op­por­tu­nity to ask ques­tion from the floor.

There will be four in­for­ma­tion stalls op­er­ated by Di­a­betes UK, Car­ers Bucks, Ac­tive Bucks and another rep­re­sent­ing pa­tient and public groups.

There will also be a pre­sen­ta­tion on the sub­ject of di­a­betes from key mem­bers of the CCG team, in­clud­ing clin­i­cal lead for long term con­di­tions Dr Raj Ba­jwa.

Chief clin­i­cal of­fi­cer for the CCG Dr An­net Gamell said: “We’re look­ing for­ward to be­ing able to present our re­ports be­fore the public, as well as talk over our plans for the com­ing months.

“We’re also es­pe­cially keen to tell peo­ple who may be liv­ing with di­a­betes, or know some­one who is, how we can sup­port them in their com­mu­ni­ties. The num­ber of peo­ple with this con­di­tion has risen in Buck­ing­hamshire, as re­cent fig­ures show, and this is a timely op­por­tu­nity to help them un­der­stand what sup­port is avail­able to them and how it can be ac­cessed.

“Di­a­betes is a key pri­or­ity of this CCG and we warmly in­vite any­one with an in­ter­est in the con­di­tion to at­tend our AGM to find out more about the ways in which we can help those liv­ing with it.”

NHS Chiltern Clin­i­cal Com­mis­sion­ing Group is made up of 34 GP prac­tices in Amer­sham, Wy­combe, and across South Buck. It serves a pop­u­la­tion of more than 320,000 and con­trols a bud­get in ex­cess of £320mil­lion.

INSPIRED: Tak­ing the lead from Jamie Oliver’s Food Revo­lu­tion Day, girls in the pre-prep depart­ment at Pipers Cor­ner School have been learn­ing all about healthy eat­ing and be­ing ac­tive GIRLS have been cam­paign­ing to see food ed­u­ca­tion in­cluded in the na­tional school cur­ricu­lum.

Pupils at Pipers Cor­ner School in Great King­shill have been learn­ing about healthy eat­ing and be­ing ac­tive, inspired by Jamie Oliver’s food revo­lu­tion day. The girls spent time learn­ing about the dif­fer­ent types of food that are needed to keep healthy. They even re­ceived a mes­sage from the fa­mous chef him­self.

Head of pre-prep, Mrs Elaine Rush­forth said: “It was a fan­tas­tic week get­ting the girls in­volved in think­ing about what they need to eat and do to stay healthy.

“Re­ceiv­ing a spe­cial mes­sage from Jamie Oliver was a fan­tas­tic sur­prise for them and was a great way to ac­knowl­edge their hard work on this topic.”

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