Please see the poster below for info on a dementia event taking place locally on Wednesday 22nd May, as well as our new dementia resource page outlining local support and activities available.
Please see below for information on an event being held to raise awareness of local resources across our cluster area which can help to improve your happiness and wellbeing.
Also, click here to find updated community co-ordinator activities.
And finally, an updated advertisement for our Cluster-supported Walking rugby if you are keen to increase your activity levels as well as get social!
As usual (and apologies, slightly late this month) it's the monthly update from the community co-ordinators.
See the Eye Care page for Low Vision patient updates.
e-Consult roll-out to cluster over 2019, revised sexual health clinic details & March local activities updates.
Following a successful trial in one of our cluster practices, we have decided as a group to roll-out the e-consult service to all practices by Summer 2019; which will enable patients to seek advice, request appointments as well as perform many administrative tasks via an online interface linked to each practice's website. More info to follow.
Thanks to one eagle-eyed visitor to the site, we were notified that our GUM clinic info needed an update which has now been done.
And finally, as usual, the Community co-ordinator page on local activities has been updated with their March bulletin.
Various Updates: MIND/Active Monitoring, Community Co-ordinators, 'LeanGreen&Healthy' & Walking Rugby!
Further updates added to our Taff Ely Cluster website:
See testimony about the benefits of MIND active monitoring.
Also, updated MIND course listings.
Updated community co-ordinator resources in the local area.
A new scheme 'Lean, Green and Healthy' based in Ynysybwl for those who want to become more active as well more social, and which is linked with both Ynysybwl Vision and Natural Resources Wales!
More publicity for our local Walking Rugby Club, based at Pontypridd RFC.
We now have active links to the 'Pocket Medic' videos commissioned by NHS Wales and would encourage all patients in the cluster affected by Diabetes (of any type!) to take a look!
Also, December's community co-ordinator resources have now been updated on the site.
Firstly, please remember it's that time of year again - Flu season - and eligible patients can receive their jab in their surgery. Please click here for more general info about eligibility, and the importance of receiving your jab - both on an individual level, but also in order to protect others.
This year, there is a new, more advanced jab, the 'adjuvant flu vaccine' available for the over 65's, though there have been stock/supply issues nationally; please contact your practice to find out when you can book your jab, as this is the recommended jab for this age group, even if it means a slight delay. Read more
Social Prescribing: Secondly, Taff Ely Cluster have been chosen for a Welsh Government Pilot in Social Prescribing, work that is going to be done by our friends in MIND. We are hoping this will be up and running in the new year, and will provide more info when we have it.
e-Consult: One of our Cluster practices, Parc Canol have recently started using e-consult, which will allow their patients to utilise online consultations. The practice responds to these online requests within 2 working days, and this affords patients a convenient method to make contact at a time that suits them. It is obviously not appropriate for all medical issues, for instance if an examination is required, however we think this system is something we can all learn from going forward, and the Cluster will be monitoring their progress, with a view to other practices potentially rolling out this service next year.
Local Activities: We have updated the community co-ordinator resources section for October 18.
Also, our friends in the Garth Olwg Lifelong Learning Centre are offering a Wednesday "Chatty Cafe" from 2-3 for all local residents in the Cluster area, everyone welcome, for a cuppa and a chat!
Free Courses: There are course starting currently across Taff Ely cluster area on both Mindfulness and Stress-Control, please click here to find out more detail.
We have been informed about a scheme running from September, based in Dewi Sant hospital and open to all who would like tips and information about maximising your wellbeing and mental health. Please click here for further info.
Also, as mentioned before, the Care Navigation service will be commencing in all practices in the Cluster from September this year and the video below featuring a local GP helps to outline the reasoning behind starting this scheme.