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FoCUS April and June meeting dates

April and June 2019 FoCUS Meetings Poster

March and April 2019 FoCUS meeting dates

March and April 2019 FoCUS meeting dates

Disruption to the Surrey & NE Hampshire services provided by Virgin Care

Due to an IT issue there is temporary disruption to the Surrey and North East Hampshire community wheelchair and specialist dental services provided by Virgin Care. There is some specific advice for people who use these services below.

Wheelchair Services – the Virgin Care team is currently unable to carry out home visits as they cannot access the appointment information. If you have a clinic appointment please phone 0300 303 8539 to check whether the clinic is taking place. Please also ring this number if you have any problems or queries.

If you need a repair to your equipment, please phone A.J mobility direct on 020 8641 6173.

Specialist Dental Services – if you have an appointment please call your clinic on the usual number to check if the clinic is taking place. If you are unable to get through then please ring 01483 783309.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused and would like to thank patients for their understanding while IT teams work urgently work to resolve this issue.

This information is also being shared and regularly updated on Clinical Commissioning Group websites and social media channels across Surrey – example here http://www.nwsurreyccg.nhs.uk/news/latest-news/286-it-issue-temporarily-affecting-some-surrey-services

Meet the IMHN Chair and Co-Chair

Don Illman was elected Chair of the Independent Mental Health Network in May 2017, and was re-elected for a further year in May 2018.

Eleanor Levy was elected Co-Chair in July 2018, having been the Chair from May 2016 to May 2017.

Meet our new Independent Mental Health Network Coordinator

Please see below a message from our new Independent Mental Health Network Coordinator, Guy Hill. Guy joined Surrey Coalition in December 2018 and is now a very valuable member of our team.

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“I’m Guy Hill the new Network Co-ordinator, I worked for Surrey Disabled Peoples Partnership as the Volunteer Development Worker at Godalming Hub for 4 years, where I recruited and trained 18 volunteers with disabilities including some with Mental Health issues. I have volunteered for Mind at a charity shop in London for several years, I have also worked for Mole Valley District Council at Park house Leatherhead as an administrator for the Telecare service.

I have depression and personal experience of Mental Health services both as a service user and Carer

I’m also a qualified Personal Trainer so If you need any tips let me know. In my spare time I like kickboxing, going to the gym, cooking and I love sports cars (Petrolhead).

I look forward to meeting as many of you as I can either at the Focus group about Physical health checks or the Section 75 reference group or later at the IMHN Network meeting on 18th January.

See below my contact details,

Best wishes

Guy Hill

Independent Mental Health Network Co-ordinator

Surrey Coalition of Disabled People

Tel:       01483 456558

Mobile/SMS Text: 07305 009869

Email:  guy.hill@surreycoalition.org.uk

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