We are pleased to announce that Patients in our Cluster area are now able to 'self-refer' to the Social prescribing pilot taking place, and which is run by MIND. The aim is to provide support to those who have mild to moderate mental health problems with concerns including social or housing issues, financial problems or isolation.
Please click here to find out more about the process.
Updated community co-ordinator activities for December to improve wellbeing and reduce isolation, click here.
We have added details of a gambling support service covering our area, please click here to find out more.
See below for a flyer for the 'Love Your Mind' event on 16th October, which supports mental health issues in the community, and follows World Mental Health Day on 10th October.
Community Resources have been updated for October 2019.
And finally, it's that time of year again when eligible patients can get their seasonal flu jab. Please contact your surgery, and we will do our best to find a convenient time for you. You may be aware there have been some national supply issues of certain types of the jab, but we can advise you further when we speak to you, and you ensure you get the most appropriate type.
Carer jobs event; Lean, Green & Healthy Schedule; Veterans Resources; Bereavement Support; & introducing our new wellbeing Co-ordinator Hannah Furnish
Please see bottom of this news bulletin for info on a local jobs event in the care sector.
Further to our previous updates on the Lean, green and healthy scheme, run by the Ynysybwl Regeneration Partnership, please click here for timetable of activities including strollers,mini-strollers and the Shed group.
We have added details concerning the Veterans' service provided by the NHS, for more info, click here.
We have provided links to local bereavement resources.
And finally, our new wellbeing co-ordinator Hannah has been employed by the cluster, for the cluster, in order to help raise awareness of all the available activities and resources in the area. Click here to find out more, and what she might have to offer.
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.