Monthly Archives: February 2018

Thyroid MK – support for people with thyroid disorders

Affiliated with the British Thyroid Foundation

Information Events

Held regularly with professional speakers

If you are newly diagnosed or have a long-standing thyroid condition, come and join our local meetings at:

The Pavilion, Open University, Milton Keynes

Our meetings are on:

  • Saturday 3rd March 2018
  • Saturday 7th July 2018
  • Saturday 6th October 2018

Registration and coffee at 10.30am


Missing Persons with Dementia

Thames Valley Police launches the Herbert Protocol.

A new tool to help find missing people with dementia has been launched in partnership with search and rescue teams of Thames Valley.

The Herbert Protocol is a form to record key information about a person with dementia. It should be completed by the person’s carers or family members in case they go missing. The idea is that this form can then hand be handed over to the police to help find the person.

Please visit the website for more information:


use the protocol form to record the information.

View the poster

Healthwatch Milton Keynes: We’re launching our new three-year strategy and we want your input!

Healthwatch MK is in the process of designing a new strategy that will set out its guiding principles and what it wants to achieve over the next three years.

At the same time, Healthwatch MK is looking at how it will put the strategy in to practice, to ensure that it is an effective local voice for people who use health and social care services.
Healthwatch MK is conducting a survey so it’s better informed about the issues that most affect patients, service users or family and friends of people who use health and social care services.

The information will help us understand which areas we should focus on evaluating and scrutinising in 2018-19.

Have your say by following this link:

Stakeholder Workshops

The Independent Review of the Mental Health Act is in its initial scoping phase, seeking to identify priorities for further work later this year. To inform this process NHS England is holding workshops in London and Newcastle in late February, and will shortly share details of a further workshop in Cardiff. The aim is to bring together interested parties of all types (e.g. service users, carers, professionals) to share their views on how the Act and associated practice might be improved.

To book your place at the workshops please click here:


Soroptimism is an international movement working to address issues of concern to woman and girls. This year, the Milton Keynes branch is helping local victims of domestic abuse and we do this by providing some of the most basic products that help all of us feel that bit better about ourselves.

So could you donate :

deodorant; soap; shampoo; combs; toothpaste; toothbrushes; tights; sanitary products and, of course, perfume and fragrances.

Do you have any unwanted items from Christmas, perhaps, that would help raise a smile for someone trying to restart their life in a safe environment? Don’t worry if you’re not sure about your items, our volunteer packers are now expert, so please leave your donations at Reception, we’d be very grateful.