Care Quality Commission want to find out what people think about East Kent Hospitals

England’s Chief Inspector of Hospitals is inviting members of the public to tell his inspection panel what they think of the services provided by East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust.

Their views and experiences will help inspectors decide what to look at when they inspect the Kent and Canterbury Hospital, Canterbury, the William Harvey Hospital, Ashford, and the Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother Hospital, Margate, in March.

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To ensure the views of patients and the local community are properly heard, the inspectors will be holding three listening events:-

  • Monday, 3 March 6:30pm – Canterbury Cathedral Lodge, The Precincts, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2EH
  • Wednesday, 5 March 6:30pm – The Winter Gardens, Fort Crescent, Margate, CT9 1HX
  • Wednesday 5 March 6:30pm – Ashford International Hotel, Simone Weil Avenue, Ashford, TN24 8UX

If you would like to know more, or to book your place at an event, please click here. 

East Kent Outpatients Consultation – Easy Read

East Kent Hospitals and Canterbury and Coastal Clinical Commissioning Group have just begun a consultation on the future of Outpatients services in East Kent.

The consultation is eager to hear the opinions of people with learning disabilities, and as such an easy to read document and survey are available, and there are consultation events set up for people to find out more and have their opinion heard.

The easy to read consultation document is available by clicking on the below picture.

Outpatients Consultation  easy read pictureThe easy to read survey is available by clicking on the below page.

Outpatients surveyMake sure you have your say and share this information with others who might be interested!

 

Kent and Medway Learning Disability Community of Practice Purpose

After an extended period of consultation reflection and some changes, we are pleased to share the final versions of the Purpose of this Community of Practice.

To download these please click on the picture below.

CoP Easy Read purposeCoP Purpose

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The first four actions identified as priorities by the group that met in May 2013 are:-

1) Help people with learning disabilities to know what to expect
2) Raise awareness with front line staff
3) Think about how we will know the Community is working well
4) Influencing people, organisations and governments.

So far we are pleased to have 91 people or organisations following this blog, many of whom are supporting and caring for people on a daily basis. We are also pleased to have been sharing opportunities for people with learning disabilities and frontline staff to get involved with.

We have been approached by care staff and family carers to help them identify how to know what to expect, and what is expected of them when they are admitted to hospital. We are going to be looking for people to help with a project like this. Do you know anyone that might want to help?

Please let us know by leaving a comment below or sending me an email to daniel.marsden@nhs.net.

 

 

Oska Bright Film Festival 17th November

Thanks to Lizzie Banks at Carousel in Sussex for bringing this important event to our attention!

The Oska Bright Film festival is curated by people with learning disabilities with the aim of encouraging artistic talents of people with learning disabilities across the world! oska bright film festival This award winning international event -based in Brighton on 17-19 November- is an opportunity to meet new people, and get that all important new perspective that only a film maker and story teller can share!

Tickets are available now at http://www.oskabright.co.uk/

For a taster of what you might see watch the below film!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mihy5VGJwk

Medway Community Learning Disability Nurse Band 7 Opportuntity

Thanks to Val Levens for sharing this exciting opportunity for a Learning Disability Nurse in Medway Community Healthcare.

Medway’s adult learning disability team is looking for a band 7 nurse.
Are you looking for a post that encourages innovation?
Where the organisation REALLY wants YOUR ideas for delivering an ever better and more flexible service?
Where you can start and drive the change?
If so, you could be the one for us.
You would lead our nurse team, work collaboratively with health colleagues and our co located SS team, to raise our profile within the organisation and the county.
Follow the link below for our ad on NHS jobs, or call the adult learning disability team lead,Val Levens.
val.levens@nhs.net   01634 337516   07983965750