Engagement newsletter February 2017 – We need your help!

Do Fest Dudley …we need your help! Do you have any spare… jam jars, cloth, material, ribbons, string, fake grass cut offs? Do you have a sewing machine? There will be a craft session getting ready for Dudley Do Fest in half term, this will involve, cutting, painting and making different items to decorate the venues for Dudley Do Fest. There will be bunting making, glass jar painting and lots more. As well as the donation of any items above, people are more than welcome to come and along and support craft activity, whether you love it, want to try it or happy to help, any support would be greatly appreciated. Children are welcome (but must be accompanied by an adult) Be inspired through doing … Monday 20th February & Friday 24th February 2017 drop in anytime between 11am – 4pm DY1, Stafford Street, DY1 1RT To view the poster, please click here If you could let us know if you have any items to offer or would like to come along, please contact Lorna 07501 722255 Visit www.do-fest.uk for more information on Do Fest Dudley Source: Dudley CCG Engagement Newsletter 10 February...

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Engagement newsletter February 2017 – Do Fest Dudley

…….for the doers, encouragers and the curious Do Fest is a 3 day festival inviting you to experience and learn about collaborative practical projects invented by local people around the world which have caught the imagination of people who live in Dudley borough. Involvement in these practical, everyday activities has the potential to transform people’s lives, and the towns and neighbourhoods they live in. Do Fest will provide a taste of what’s possible, insights into ways we can nurture this participatory culture in Dudley, and opportunities to make, share and learn with local people who are leading change through practical, enjoyable projects in the places they live. Be inspired through doing Monday 13th – Wednesday 15th March 2017 (please visit the website for more information regarding venues and times) There is no charge to take part in any Do Fest Dudley activities. Whether you can make it for an hour, a day, or the whole festival. Visit www.do-fest.uk to find out more and register for Festival Passes and events. Source: Dudley CCG Engagement Newsletter 10 February 2017...

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Engagement Newsletter February 2017 – Prescribing Consultation

In Dudley we spend around £2 million per year on widely available, over the counter medicines, and GPs spend an average of £5,000 every single day seeing patients who have minor ailments that could be treated with remedies bought from a pharmacy, supermarket or shop. The CCG are proposing to stop prescribing medicines for short-term, minor conditions/ailments or where there is no or low clinical value or cost effectiveness. These types of medicines can often be bought over the counter because they are deemed safe enough for people to self-manage common and minor ailments with support from your pharmacist. For example, painkillers, hay fever tablets, wart and verruca creams, cough and cold remedies, antihistamines and some skin products which can be used for conditions described as ‘self-limiting’ – i.e. the condition will get better on its own. Where a treatment is needed for a long-term chronic condition or there are legal restrictions on the amount of medicine that can be purchased over the counter from community pharmacies, then the patient’s GP will still be able to prescribe. Community pharmacists are well trained and accessible meaning they are ideally placed to offer advice and support for minor ailments, reducing the impact upon other NHS services. The Consultation began on Wednesday 1st February 2017 and commence until Wednesday 26th April 2017. You can read our public consultation document here. Click here to view the list of products and medicines proposed to be covered by the new policy We would ask you to take a few minutes to complete our online survey here, alternatively, if you would like a physical copy of the survey to complete click here to print, or call us and we will post one to you. Once complete send to; (No stamp required) FREEPOST RTGH-YKLH-AZXZ, Dudley Clinical Commissioning Group, Brierley Hill Health & Social Care Centre, Venture Way, BRIERLEY HILL, DY5 1RU If you have any questions about the consultation, please contact us by email at: contact@dudleyccg.nhs.uk or on twitter @DudleyCCG #prescribingconsultation To view this online, please go to: http://www.dudleyccg.nhs.uk/pharmacyconsult/ Source: Dudley CCG Engagement Newsletter 10 February...

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