Engagement Bulletin – 18 September 2019

Somerset CCG’s community health fair and Annual General Meeting took place on Tuesday 17 September 2019 at Westland Leisure Complex, Yeovil, BA20 2DD.

Our community health fair showcased the work of our providers and partners as well as providing healthy living advice and lifestyle information, including free health checks. Over 30 stands were in attendance talking to the public and each other about health related initiatives in Somerset.

The AGM followed the health fair and gave the public the opportunity to ask questions of our Directors. Questions centered around St Margret’s hospice, value for money for patients, nursing education and the use of digital technology in GP practices.  These questions and their answers can be viewed in the minutes of the meeting when they are released.

16-22 September is Sexual Health Week. Sometimes, there can be a stigma attached to sexual health and this can make people feel embarrassed about getting advice or making an appointment with their local clinic. It’s therefore really important that we talk about sexual health services in a public setting and let people know what services are available to them. Local sexual health clinics play a vital role in improving people’s health and wellbeing and can offer help and advice with things like contraception and sexually transmitted infections.

Local sexual health services can be found via this link – //www.nhs.uk/Service-Search/Sexual-health-services/LocationSearch/1847.

Somerset also has an integrated county-wide service called SWISH – https://swishservices.co.uk/.

Healthwatch Somerset is the county’s independent health and care champion.  It exists to ensure that people are at the heart of care.

They are currently looking for the following two vacancies:

Volunteer Officer, Part-time (30 hours per week), Monday to Friday, Salary £21,119 pro-rata, pension scheme, 25 days annual leave.

Engagement Officer, Part-time (30 hours per week), worked flexibly, Salary £21,119 pro-rata, pension scheme, 25 days annual leave.

Full-time position: Conference and Events Administrator

For those who knowthe Albermarle in Taunton you’ll have noticed some exciting changes in the past few years. Firmly established as a community venue, hub and a thriving regional conference centre, we are currently one year into a three-year renovation and development programme.

Our aim is to create a place where people and organisations can collaborate, share resources and experience for the benefit of everyone. Somewhere that can help facilitate people to inspire, innovate and integrate.

Some of this is already happening with more to come as this journey progresses. Every day brings something new … and then some! This is a great time to join.

The Conference and Events Administrator position is a permanent full-time position, Mondays to Fridays. It is an ideal opportunity for someone who has great attention to detail, enjoys customer service and is prepared to roll up their sleeves and get stuck in.

For further details and a Job Description please call 01823 252945 and ask for either David or Lorraine.
Email david@alblifeskills.org or visit the website on www.alblifeskills.org.

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