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Learning Disability Week

Every year, Learning Disability week is about raising awareness, challenging stereotypes and celebrating the lives of people with a learning disability in our society. This year’s Learning Disability Week, which runs from the 18th till the 24th of June, is all about health, tying in with Mencap’s latest campaign, Treat me well, which aims to transform how …
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Grenfell Tower Fire Anniversary: Accessing Support Services

If you need support during the anniversary week of the Grenfell Tower fire, you can contact the the Grenfell Wellbeing outreach team on 020 8962 4393 (10am – 8pm), or visit their website. Support is also available at The Curve, provided by Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust (CNWL). This includes complimentary therapies and a …
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CQC releases findings of national inpatient hospital survey

National survey shows some improvements in people’s hospital experiences but highlights concerns around discharge and inequalities for those with mental health conditions The majority of people who stayed as an inpatient in hospital were happy with the care they received, had confidence in the doctors and nurses treating them and had a better overall experience, …
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London Ambulance Service Trust

The Patients Forum for the London Ambulance Service has produced a complaints charter for emergency and urgent care. The charter covers: What the London Ambulance Service is committed to What to do if you are dissatisfied with a service The complaints process The service you should expect to receive when you make a complaint How …
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Share Your Experiences of Using the GP Weekend and Evening Services

Following the recent development of the GP weekend and evening service, your help is needed to find out: Whether you have used the service What you think of the service How you think the service could be improved The results of the survey will help the NHS understand what people think is good about the …
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Attitudes of Middle Eastern people towards accessing counselling

Research being carried out by the University of Chester, is looking at the attitudes of Middle Eastern people towards accessing counselling and/or psychotherapy. If you are an individual whose parents or grandparents originate from one or more of the following countries, you will be eligible to take part: Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Israel, the Palestine Territory, Syria, …
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Hammersmith & Fulham Disabled People’s Commission Praised

The Hammersmith & Fulham Disabled People’s Commission, was set up and funded by Hammersmith & Fulham Council, asking a group of 10 disabled residents to produce recommendations on how to remove the barriers disabled people face in the borough. The commission’s report “Nothing About Disabled People Without Disabled People” was published and presented to the …
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5 Days to Wellbeing

Dalgarno Trust is running a programme of activities and workshops to celebrate Mental Health Awareness Week, and help you unwind. This includes: Stroll out of stress, with the Community Champions Dance for wellness Discover your inner calm Talk to the experts All activities are held at Dalgarno Trust from 11:30am – 1.30pm. For more details, …
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Make May Purple and Support Stroke Survivors

Make May Purple Today marks the start of Stroke Awareness Month. Make May Purple is a campaign ran by the Stroke Association to raise awareness of stroke, and encourage people to show their support of stroke survivors. Find out more about Make May Purple. What is a stroke? A stroke occurs when the blood flow …
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Become a member of the RCOG Women’s Network

The Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists (RCOG) Women’s Network is recruiting new lay members to serve a three year term beginning June 2018. The Network is a dynamic committee at the heart of the College’s work, ensuring the public perspective informs its activities. Membership of the Network is a substantial voluntary commitment, but a …
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