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Keech Child Hospice Care

Do you care for a child with a life-limiting condition?

Keech Hospice Care provides a free 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for parents, carers and health professionals.

Call 0800 035 6497

The service covers Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Milton Keynes and offers telephone advice from Keech Hospice Care’s children’s services, specialist guidance for professionals, and symptom management support.

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Diabetes Consultation

The current NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme (NHS DPP) Framework Agreement was put in place in April 2016 and expires in March 2019.

NHS England is now consulting on proposals relating to the re-procurement of the NHS DPP Framework from November 2018 running for three years with the option to extend for a further year.

Diabetes UK is working with the NHS DPP to help people at high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes become healthier and avoid the condition.

Ahead of the programme being renewed they would like to hear your views on plans to make it even more accessible.

In doing so they are leading on the public consultation which is open for patients and the public to contribute.

The survey is open until 25 May 2018. The consultation can be accessed here:

Perinatal Mental Health Survey

The East of England Clinical Networks has commissioned to obtain patient feedback from mothers that have suffered from maternal mental illness in the perinatal period that live in the BLMK footprint.

It touches on many of the different areas and pathways of a mother’s journey through the perinatal period and is therefore very broad, but will give the area a good understanding of the service that they are currently providing to mothers in the BLMK footprint.

To obtain the feedback that they would find useful, they are looking for mothers that have had maternal mental illness ranging from mild to moderate (acute), who gave birth between 2015 and now.

Once received the data will be shared with local leaders such as providers, commissioners and professionals in the field to help them re-design and re-shape services in the area that are more tailored around the patient.

Details can be submitted via the Survey Monkey link:

Fun and informative taster sessions to mark Mental Health Awareness Week May 14 – 20

To mark this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week at Community Learning MK, they are running some fun and informative taster sessions.

All sessions are open to anyone over the age of 18 and are absolutely free.

If you’d like to find out more and/or enrol please contact the admissions team on 01908 556700 who will be happy to help.

All sessions are running at the Rivers Centre, Trent Road, MK3 7BB

Milton Keynes University Hospital’s ring road’s closure extended

The bad weather we have experienced over the last few months has unfortunately resulted in an extension to the temporary closure of Milton Keynes University Hospital’s ring road that runs around the north of the site.

This closure will be for a further four weeks and will be necessary to ensure contractors can safely waterproof and Tarmac the new multi-storey car park. The car park is scheduled to be opened in mid-May.

Further information about the opening of the car park will be provided in April.