Wiltshire residents urged to reduce their risk of Type 2 diabetes

The Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme (NDPP) is launching a Diabetes Prevention week campaign from 16 – 22 April 2018, and Wiltshire residents are being urged to eat healthily and be more active in order to help reduce their risk of type 2 diabetes. 

The campaign is also aiming to raise the awareness of the causes of Type 2 diabetes and the complications associated with it.

Diabetes is a long-term condition that affects the body’s ability to process sugar or glucose.  Early symptoms of diabetes include feeling very thirsty, feeling very tired and experiencing blurred vision. 

Diabetes can have serious health consequences; however, with careful management, people with diabetes can continue to lead full, healthy and active lives.

Type 2 diabetes is linked to lifestyle and it is estimated that over five million people in England are at high risk of developing the condition which in many cases can be prevented, so now more than ever is the time to support people to reduce their risk of developing the condition, as the need for prevention has never been greater.

Dr Andrew Girdher, GP at Box Surgery said,
“The Diabetes Prevention Programme offers a proven approach to support people who have been identified as being at risk to maintain a healthy weight and be more active; two factors which can significantly reduce the risk of developing the condition.

Participants learn how to eat healthily, add physical activity to their routine, manage stress, stay motivated and solve problems that can get in the way of healthy changes.”

If you have been told you are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes, are registered at a GP practice in Wiltshire and haven’t already been referred to the programme, you can ask your GP or nurse to refer you.

If you haven’t been told you are at risk, you could go to www.riskscore.diabetes.co.uk to get an estimate of your risk of developing type 2 diabetes and if you are, ask your GP or practice nurse for a blood test to check your blood sugar levels. 

You can find out more about the Diabetes Prevention Programme at www.england.nhs.uk/ndpp

Annual General Meeting

Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group will be holding its Annual General Meeting (AGM) in the Conference Room at Southgate House, Pans Lane, Devizes on Tuesday 26 June starting at 9.30am.

Our AGM offers members of the public, patients and staff the opportunity to learn about what the Clinical Commissioning Group  has achieved in the past year and allows people to come along and ask questions and find out more about our plans for the future.

Copies of the annual report and accounts will also be available on the day.

Doors will be open for registration at 9.00am and the AGM will take place between 9.30am – 10.30am.  Refreshments will be available from registration.

If you would like to attend the AGM, please email tracy.torr@nhs.net by 15 June 2018.

Do you have questions about the changes to community child health services and how they affect you?

The WPCC has worked with NHS Wiltshire CCG, Wiltshire Council and Virgin Care to arrange question and answer sessions about the changes to community child health services.

The sessions are for parent carers of a child or young person aged 0-25 years with Special Educational Needs and/or a disability (SEND) providing an informal opportunity for parent carers to ask questions of commissioners and Virgin Care, and to review and give feedback. The sessions are being held on:

Monday 19 September, 10am –12pm
Wiltshire College Chippenham, Cocklebury Road
Chippenham, SN15 3QD

Tuesday 20 September, 10am – 12pm
Salisbury and South Wiltshire Sports Club, Wilton Road
Salisbury, SP2 9NY

Wednesday 21 September, 10am – 12pm
The Enterprise Network (T.E.N), White Horse Business Park North Bradley
Trowbridge, BA14 0XA

You must book your place to attend. Online booking is preferred and can be booked online via this link. Alternatively, you can book by calling or emailing the WPCC:

? admin@wiltspcc.co.uk

☎ 01225 764 647

Booking will close at 5pm on Thursday 15 September 2016

Find out more in the session flyer.

Governing Body meeting – 26 July 2016

A Governing Body meeting will be held in Southgate House, Pans Lane Devizes, SN10 5EQ.

The meeting will take place from 10am. Members of the public are welcome to attend.

The agenda and related papers will soon be available on our Governing Body meetings page

Primary Medical Care Joint Commissioning Committee meeting – 28 June 2016

A Primary Medical Care Joint Commissioning Committee meeting will be held in Southgate House, Pans Lane, Devizes, SN10 5EQ, on 28 June 2016.

The meeting will take place from 2.15pm.

The agenda  is now available on our website.

Governing Body meeting – 24 May 2016

A Governing Body meeting will be held in Southgate House, Pans Lane, Devizes, SN10 5EQ, on 24 May 2016

The meeting will take place from 10am. Members of the public are welcome to attend.

The agenda and related papers will soon be available on our Governing Body meetings page

Primary Medical Care Joint Commissioning Committee meeting – 22 March 2016

A Primary Medical Care Joint Commissioning Committee meeting will be held in Chippenham Town Council, High Street, Chippenham, SN15 3ER, on 22 March 2016.

The meeting will take place from 3.00pm.

The agenda  will soon be available on our website.

Governing Body meeting – 22 March 2016

A Governing Body meeting will be held in Chippenham Town Council, High Street, Chippenham, SN15 3ER, on 22 March 2016.

The meeting will take place from 10am. Members of the public are welcome to attend.

The agenda and related papers are available on our Governing Body meetings page

Governing Body meeting – 26 January 2016

A Governing Body meeting will be held in Southgate House, Pans Lane, Devizes, SN10 5EQ, on 26 January 2016.

The meeting will take place from 10am. Members of the public are welcome to attend.

The agenda and related papers will  soon be available on our Governing Body meetings page

NICE Question Time at Salisbury: Public Q&A with NICE’s Chief Executive and Chair

Are you interested in finding out how NICE guidance could help improve the health and wellbeing of people in Salisbury and the surrounding area? Do you want the chance to put questions to NICE’s Chief Executive, Chair and senior staff directly?

Then book your place today to attend NICE Question Time, and the NICE Public Board meeting on Wednesday 20 January 2016 at City Hall, Salisbury.

NICE Question Time is a unique event, giving you the opportunity to put questions directly to the NICE Chair, Chief Executive and other NICE senior staff. The event is open to all members of the public and the community and voluntary sector.

At the NICE Question Time in Salisbury and the Public Board Meeting, you can:

 Meet members of the NICE board and senior management team
 Hear the latest news from NICE
 Find out how NICE guidance can help you to reduce health inequalities in your area

Date: Wednesday 20 January 2016
Location: City Hall, Salisbury, Wiltshire
Time:
12.00 – 12.30 Buffet lunch
12.30 – 13.30 NICE Question Time
13.45 – 16.30 NICE Public Board Meeting

Who can attend?
The meeting is open to everyone: patients and the public; health and social care professionals; managers; commissioners; public health professionals and local government.

To book visit www.nice.org.uk/Salisbury2016

Do you have questions about what the changes to Community Children’s Health Services in Wiltshire might mean to you?

If you’re a parent carer of a child or young person with a disability or special educational needs, come to a Question and Answer session and get a better understanding of what the changes may mean to you.

  • Monday 7th December, 10:00am – 12:00pm
    Fairfield Farm College Conference Venue, 43 High Street,
    Dilton Marsh, Westbury, BA13 4DL
  • Tuesday 8th December, 10:00am – 12:00pm
    Bemerton Heath Neighbourhood Centre, 58-60 Pinewood Way,
    Salisbury, SP2 9HU

To attend one of these sessions, you must book a place. You can book by:

If you’d like to ask a question, but can’t attend a session, you can submit your question to the panel here.

Governing Body meeting – 24 November 2015

A Governing Body meeting will be held in Warminster Civic Centre, Sambourne Road, Warminster, BA12 8LB, on 24 November 2015.

The meeting will take place from 10am. Members of the public are welcome to attend.

The agenda and related papers will  soon be available under Governing Body meetings.

Governing Body meeting – 20 October 2015

The next Governing Body meeting will be held in Southgate House, Pans Lane, Devizes SN10 5EQ, on Tuesday 20 October 2015.

The meeting will take place from 10am. Members of the public are welcome to attend.

The agenda and related papers can be found under Governing Body meetings.