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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.

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Cancer and Beyond – meeting on Thursday 8th March

Cancer Patients, Carers, Family & Friends, join us for another great get together and share what ‘BEYOND’ Cancer means for you.

There will be a joint meeting between two practices, with Dr Andy Potter of Whaddon Medical Centre & Dr Adam Staten of Red House Surgery.

Spring into Action Talk

Talking about the benefits of exercise therapy.

  • Practical day-to-day issues such as insurance, local employment, benefits, housing, managing finances
  • Medical advice about cancer and its after-effects, long and short term

Share your views and questions with advisors from:

Citizens Advice/Macmillan/MK Cancer Patient Partnership

Thursday 8th March 2018 6.00pm – 7.00pm

Change of Venue: Please meet at Reception Desk, Milton Keynes College, Bletchley Campus, Sherwood Drive, Bletchley MK3 6DR

Light refreshments will be available. Contact Reception or call Jane / Karen on 01908 363033 / 363034 and let us know that you’re coming!

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.

Diabetes UK, Milton Keynes Local Group Meeting

  • When: Thursday 15th February 2018, 7pm
  • Where: Centrecom Community Centre
    602 North Row/ Secklow Gate West/ Central Milton Keynes MK9 3BJ

Free Parking

Guest Speaker: Jan Kendall, Dementia Champion to talk about Dementia and small ways you can help.

Come along from 7pm for a cuppa and chat with other people in Milton Keynes living with diabetes.

Meetings are free to attend and open to all

For More Information, Call: 01908 661039 / 07964 161792

Patient Education Event

Would you like more information on caring for a sick child under 5 years of age?

If so you are invited to please come along to an educational event organised by Adam Staten.

There are two dates to choose from:

  • Wednesday 6th December at 12 noon
  • Wednesday 10th January 12 noon

Both events will be held in the upstairs waiting area – prompt start
(tea/coffee will be available + juice for any accompanying children from 12.15)

In order that we can ensure there are seats for everyone, please register for a place by speaking to a member of the Reception team.