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September 2016

Welcome to our September 2016 enewsletter
In this edition:
  • Update on the Board's activities
  • Meetings
  • Healthwatch Sheffield
  • Smokefree Playground Policy
  • Healthy Start Vitamins
  • Doula Programme 
  • Voice and Empowerment Issues for Disabled People 
Update on the Board's activities
Health and Wellbeing Board Meeting Thursday 18th August 2016
Sustainability and Transformation Plan and the Sheffield Place Based Plan
The Board received an update on the South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP), and the Sheffield Place Based Plan (PBP) that supports this. The STP and the PBP will be on the agenda at the public meeting on 29th September.

Please see the website for details of venues and times of meetings here
Healthwatch Strategic Priorities

The Board received a presentation on the Healthwatch Strategic Priorities and discussed the work of Healthwatch in general.

The Board agreed the priorities. You can read more about the work of Healthwatch on their website.
Carers Strategy
The Board received a report on Sheffield City Council’s Young Carers, Adult and Parent Carers Strategy for the period 2016-2020.
The Strategy was approved by Sheffield City Council in April 2016; in consultation during its development carers told the Council that:
  • They are resilient people but how services are delivered (or not) for the person they care for can be a significant  barrier and make life more difficult
  • Caring can impact on all areas of life – carers should be able to continue to have a life alongside caring i.e. be in good health, have a social life, be able to balance working and caring.
 The Board were asked to think about how the Health and Care system in Sheffield can support carers in their work, and in particular:

How the system can help carers to look after their health;
  • How organisations can help carers to identify themselves as such; and
  • How home care could support carers to continue to care.
 The Board discussed a number of areas in response to this and agreed to look at how the system could support carers better. 

You can read more about the Health and Wellbeing Board and it's work here

 NHS Sheffield CCG - Annual Public Meeting 

Members of the public are invited to learn more about NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) by attending their Annual Public Meeting.

The meeting will take place on the Tuesday 13th September 2016 from 2 – 4 pm at Sheffield United Football Club, Bramall Lane, S2 4SU.

Come and join The Star Editor, Nancy Fielder, as she quizzes NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group’s (CCG) panel of Directors and GPs, including questions from the audience.

 Sheffield CCG’s Annual Report and Accounts for the year 2015/16 will also be available at the event, as well as the chance for the public to have a say on how we can all ‘shape Sheffield’ as the CCG develops their five year strategy for health and social care in the city. For more information and to book your place here.

Healthwatch Sheffield Advisory Board Meeting (in Public)

Date: Wednesday 14th September 2:30-4pm
Venue: The Circle, 33 Rockingham Lane, Sheffield, S1 4FW

Healthwatch Sheffield Advisory Board holds some meetings in public, and members of the public are welcome to join the session on Wednesday 14th.  Meeting papers will be available on the Healthwatch Sheffield website seven days before the meeting.  If you would like to ask the board a question please submit it to us at least 2 days before the meeting.

To book: please email Healthwatch Sheffield or call 0114 253 6688. 

Healthwatch Rate and Review website
Healthwatch’s new rate and review system, which could be described as 'TripAdvisor for Health & Care services', enables you to search for health and social care service providers by service name, postcode or street name.

You can leave a 1-to-5 star review and comment, plus read the feedback and reviews which other people have left.

This greatly adds to Healthwatch's transparency and information ‘offer’ as they had not previously been able to publicly share the feedback they receive about services.

Take a look at the system here 
Special Interest

Sheffield City Council Smokefree Playground Policy Launched
On the 22nd July 2016 Sheffield City Council (SCC) launched its Smokefree playground policy. Signs developed in collaboration with Sheffield school children are now in place in Sheffield’s 152 playgrounds across the city. Councillor Mary Lea launched the policy from High Hazels Park in Darnall Sheffield.

The implementation of the policy generated significant media interest and you can read more about these here:

Sheffield City Council Press Release

The Star

ITV Calendar News

The full consultation report and frequently asked questions can be found here 
Special Interest

Healthy Start Vitamins and Universal Offer Scheme in Sheffield
From September 1st 2016, women, and especially those in at risk groups will be able to obtain Healthy Start vitamin D for free, from any one of the 15 children’s centres across Sheffield, from their midwife, or from their health visitor.
The Universal Offer Scheme is funded by Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), and is a joint partnership programme between Public Health's Children and Young People's Team and the CCG. 

To find out more details on the scheme, including information on who is eligible and who the at risk groups are go to:

Healthy Start vitamins

Do I Qualify for Healthy Start? 
Special Interest

Public Health Children and Young People's Team:  
Doula Programme
The Doula Programme, which is run by Public Health Children's and Young People's Team, was featured in the Sheffield Star on 31st August. Helen Voyce, Doula Locality Worker was featured, along with a mum who has benefited from having the service of a Doula before, during and after her pregnancy. 

Helen Voyce was also  interviewed on Radio Sheffield by Rony Robinson, during his daytime live programme which was broadcast on Thursday 1st September. 
If you, or anyone you know would like to become a Doula volunteer please contact Helen Voyce  
Find out about how to become a Doula volunteer here

Read The Star article here
Special Interest

Voice and Empowerment Issues for Disabled People
Sheffield Partners for Inclusion (Sheffield Partnership for People with Physical, Sensory and Cognitive Impairments) have published a report ''Voice and Empowerment issues for Disabled People".

To read the report please contact Jacquie Stubbs the Chair of Partners for Inclusion.
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