Minutes from 17th november 2009 v 2
Who was there? Lesley Taylor-BDCT, Dave Atkins, Lydia
Sharp-BDCT, Hanna, Stephen, Adam, Tom, Sarah, James, Joanna-People First
Keighley and Craven, Walter O’Neill, Greg Fell - NHSBA, Kay Pagan-Bradford Hospitals, Katrina Brown-University of Leeds, Ruth Foster-CTLD,
come but couldn’t Lynne Shippe – Choice Advocacy
Meeting Opened James opened the meeting at 10.30am
Greg Fell from Public Health first talked
about swine flu. He said the second wave
had started but it wasn’t as bad as had
but it will still make you poorly. There
in Bradford and Airedale but this figure
drink plenty of water, take paracetamol, and rest. Phone your GP or the pandemic
To help stop spreading the virus you need to wash your hands regularly and throw away tissues straight away.
risk and healthcare workers. Swine flu is
not the same as seasonal flu so you will need separate vaccinations. If you have not been invited to have one then you can contact your GP. The number of deaths from swine flu have been very low. Walter asked about the side effects of tamiflu and Greg said you need to report to your GP if you get any.
Public Health are based in the PCT. They
said there has not been much done in the area of learning disabilities recently. We explained that it is about understanding
the particular needs of people with learning disabilities and taking them into account in all Public Health initiatives, not about doing separate things for people with LD. Greg wants to work with us to give him a perspective of people with learning disabilities. It was agreed that the group will discuss Public Health issues regularly and provide feedback to Greg. We talked about the Aim project and the leaflets that they produce. Walter will show Greg the leaflets. The
group thanked Greg for his talk and hoped that this is the start of work to come. Greg left the meeting.
Minutes of last
Stephen read through the minutes. They
meetings of this committee since we last
met and we have had no feedback on the questionnaire.
results of the Health Assessment in Bradford and Airedale. The process will start again in January. Walter has been
reviewing this with people from around the country and seeing how we can do it even better next year.
attend the meeting but Walter has had a meeting with them. The Health Checking group are producing
an easy read leaflet on using eye services
and have visited some opticians. They are also working with a group from Lancashire to produce information about terminal illness and bereavement.
recruitment for Health Facilitators. Two
(SLTs). There will be 4 SLTs and some will be based in Keighley. Dave has already looked at the training that they
want people to have from SLTs. Forming links to GP’s will be a high priority.
at case loads and some cases are being transferred to social workers, so that
nurses have more time to do nursing tasks. More social workers have been employed which has helped. We will discuss health action plans in future meetings.
Closing the Gap
Walter has not managed to catch with
Ian Brooke Mawson yet, about making closer links with Carers’ groups. Kay said that the LD awareness training in Bradford Royal Infirmary is going well.
The letter has been sent to Keith Wyatt about this but we are waiting for a response.
The next meeting will be held in the
Keighley, from 10.30am to 12.30pm,
on Tuesday, 19th January, 2010
After that, meetings will be every 6
weeks, on a Tuesday
2nd March, 13th April, 25 May, 6th July,
certain conditions are for people with learning disabilities, how many people with
attending screenings, how many were invited, and when people didn’t attend then why didn’t they attend. The top topics for public health are diet/nutrition, hearing and sexual health.
Is it good and how could it be improved?
The meeting closed at 12.50pm.
those who supported us in making Health Services more accessible and higher quality in 2009. We look forward to your continued support in 2010.
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