These plans are likely to shape key NHS prioirities over the next 5 years, including elimination of the current national NHS deficit. All these plans are now available online.You can look at the Leicestershire plan at
http://www.bettercareleicester.nhs.uk. The document also include details of how you can comment.
Our village is located on the edge of a number of plan areas-Leicestershire, Derbyshire and Coventry and Warwickshire. As a result, hospitals in Nuneaton and Burton provide very important services for us. My family, for example, has used A&E and day patient services at the George Eliot hospital Nuneaton, and the stroke and radiography units at Burton hospital.
Under the sustainability and transformation plans there could be changes to the location of services such as A&E; maternity; stroke and cancer treatment.
If, for example, the A&E services were moved from George Eliot to Coventry (Walsgrave) and from Burton to Derby (Royal) this could have very serious implications for us.The Leicestershire plan also suggests a reduction in acute/stroke beds in both Coalville and Hinckley. This could have a big impact for older people and the families of older people. Fewer local beds will reduce local recovery options, potentially creating both discharge and visiting problems.
In my opinion it is essential that:-
1. All residents, particularly those living on the edge of geographical boundaries, are consulted in a meaningful way with greater clarity on proposals,and are given a proper opportunity to put forward their views;
2.Any service changes are planned with full cross border cooperation between NHS bodies, to avoid duplication of services and the possible withdrawl of essential local services which are currently reasonably easy to access;
3.Social care commissioners and providers are fully involved in the planning process.
Twycross parish council will be discussing this subject further, as will other public sector organisations. However, as these changes could very likely affect you and your family, it really is something that you need to be aware of and look into. I will certainly be making my personal views known.
I do wish to place on record my sincere thanks to County Councillor Ivan Ould for bringing this matter to our attention.
Please feel free to circulate this email as we may not have all current email addresses for villagers.
Alan Davies (Cock Lane resident, and Chairman of Twycross Parish Council 2016/17)'
‘EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT’
12A Adventure Drama History 2hr.5m
Spanish Portuguese German with subtitles
Nilbio Torres, Jan Bijvoet, Antonio Bolivar
Based on the diaries of two scientists who, in the early 1900’s and 1940’s, made separate journeys with an Amazonian shaman, the last of his tribe, in search of a rare, sacred healing plant. Deals with the impact of the West on habitats and indigenous cultures. Set on the stunning Amazon. Won Cannes Art award and nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Film.
(Some violence/disturbing images)
15 Drama Romance 1hr.35m
Charlotte Rampling, Tom Courtenay
A week before Geoff & Kate’s forty-fifth wedding anniversary, Geoff learns that the body of his first wife, Katya, has been discovered, frozen and preserved, in the Swiss Alps. This causes them to re-evaluate their relationship, their life choices and deepest desires.
FILMS ARE SHOWN in the Church Hall,
Church St., Appleby Magna, DE12 7BB
at 2.30 pm With an interval for tea/coffee
& 8.00 pm No interval, drinks available before the film show
contact Sonia Liff
Tel. 01530 272327
The Unit will be closed for staff training on Thursday 9th February afternoon.
Telephone Appointments We offer telephone appointments every day of the week at times to suit you; we can call a landline or mobile number – whichever is convenient. By booking a telephone appointment, you may be able to speak to a GP sooner than booking a face-to-face appointment. Using telephone appointments can save you unnecessary trips to the Unit and free up appointments for other patients too.
Similarly for our Morning Surgery which is specifically for one new problem that you haven’t been seen about already (or flare-up of an old problem) that you think requires advice or treatment that day. Think about making a telephone appointment in the morning surgery instead of coming to the Unit to wait to see the GP or Nurse Practitioner.