NSUN 24th April 2017

NSUN 18th April 2017

New Leaf 'Five Ways to Wellbeing' Course

Our ‘Five Ways to Wellbeing’ course runs in Stevenage in the evenings starting 26th April. Book your FREE space now before all the spaces are taken!

Five Ways to Wellbeing - The Healthy Hub, Lytton Way, Stevenage

Mental health should be everyone's business and this course gives practical ideas of how to connect with others; keep learning; take notice and give back. The course helps build on the things you already do and learn new skills. 

This course encourages you to plan ahead and take control of the ups and downs of daily living. 

The course runs in four parts:

26th April
3rd May
10th May
17th May

It will run from 5:30pm to 8:30pm.

To book on this course or any of the FREE courses call 01442 864966 or visit www.newleafcollege.co.uk

New Leaf College needs you!

New Leaf provides a modern, effective education approach to people self-managing their wellbeing within Hertfordshire.  The college is based on recovery approaches of belief of individual strength, co-production and self-management.   
Co-production makes sure people with lived experience are equal partners in the college and course development.
We need to make sure all aspects of the college are accessible to all students and potential students.  We need to carry out an audit looking at the courses, venues, teaching style and college administration. We would welcome your help.
It will probably involve some travel.

You will be asked to read, comment and contribute to various papers and make sure the college achieves its objectives.  We particularly welcome interest from existing students. Contact:  Irma.mullins@hpft.nhs.ukor 07342 073731

(New Leaf is provided by Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust in collaboration with Druglink Ltd. The college has a multi-agency Curriculum Board which includes people with experience of mental health and physical health conditions, health & social care organisations and third sector organisations. The board works co-productively to provide the best educational opportunities for you to learn about your wellbeing.)

NSUN bulletin 10th April 2017

NSUN bulletin 3rd April 2017

LGBTQ* Clinic

Watford Clinic, 1st Floor Annexe, Watford Town Hall, WD17 3EX
Alternate Thursdays 5.00pm – 7.00pm :: Next Clinic: 6th April 2017
Walk-In Slots and Appointments Available

Sexual Health Hertfordshire is pleased to introduce our new LGBTQ* clinic. The service will run from our Watford clinic and offers sexual health services to:

  • Women who have sex with Women
  • Men who have sex with Men
  • Gender Queer and Questioning
  • Bisexual
  • Transgender

The LGBTQ* Clinic offers non-judgemental holistic sexual health care across a full range ofsexual health services designed to meet the specific needs of the LGBTQ* community. Our clinic will provide:

  • STI Screening & Treatment
  • Rapid HIV Testing
  • Contraception
  • Party Drug/Chem Sex/Alcohol Advice
  • Referrals to Psychosexual Counselling
  • PEP/PrEP Advice and Monitoring
  • Hepatitis B Vaccinations
  • Hep C & Liver Function Tests
  • Free Condoms & Lube and Dental Dams

For appointments, call SPoA on:
0300 008 5522
9.00am – 8.00pm Monday to Friday | 9.00am – 1.00pm Saturday

Check Website for more information: www.sexualhealthhertfordshire.clch.nhs.uk

View the flyer here

NSUN 20th March 2017

NSUN 13th March 2017

Have your say on how local NHS funds should be spent

The NHS is facing a huge financial challenge and growing demand for services.  In east and north Hertfordshire, the local Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is responsible for making sure that taxpayers’ money is spent wisely, so that our 597,000 residents can have access to high-quality health services which help them to stay as healthy as possible. 

The local NHS budget must pay for most of the area’s care, everything from medicines and minor treatments to complex surgical procedures and support for long term conditions.  The local budget must also fund all the appointments people have with nurses, hospital doctors and other clinicians, including midwives, mental health specialists and physiotherapists. 

In 2017/18, the CCG’s budget will be £722 million, which works out at around £1,209 a year for each person who lives in our area.

Dr Hari Pathmanathan, a local GP and Chair of the East and North Hertfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group said:

“The NHS is under growing pressure to pay for expensive new drugs and treatments, the number of people who need health services is increasing and many people are living longer. With a limited budget we need to make sure that we are making the best use of the money available so that we can help more people to live healthier lives.

“Some patients need essential care and treatment day and night, which costs an average of £940 a week but can cost as much as £9,800 a week.  As much as we would like to, we cannot afford to pay for everything.  Some difficult choices have to be made about what the CCG can or cannot afford to spend.

“We want to hear your opinions on how difficult decisions should be made and listen to your suggestions about ways in which we can make savings.”

Please take part by completing the survey at the following link:
https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/local-NHS-spending-survey Your response (but not your name) will be shared with our Governing Body and made available for others to see on our website.  When the survey closes, we will use the responses to help develop the guidelines our Governing Body follow when they are deciding which services or treatments the local NHS should pay for in future.

If you need any help or have any questions, or want to receive the survey in a different format or language, please call 01707 685144 or email engagement@enhertsccg.nhs.uk

The survey will remain open until 20 March 2017.   

Geoff Brown, Chief Executive of Healthwatch Hertfordshire said:

“Putting patients at the centre of any decisions about their health care is the best way to ensure that people can get the services they want and deserve. This is a great opportunity for people to let those that can make a difference know what they think. We all know that right now the NHS is under a lot of pressure, and that is why it is more important than ever for us all to become involved in the decision making process.”


NSUN Bulletin 6th March 2017

NSUN Bulletin 27th Feb 2017