Advocate recruitment and Open Day May 17th 2016

Advocate recruitment and Open Day May 17th 2016
June 20, 2016 Lee Stoker

John Morgan – Chair of the SNA welcomed 65 guests to this event with a brief history of the SNA, it’s aims, achievements to date and the challenges/opportunities now facing it.

He went on to stress the SNA’s urgent need for active members, saying that any level of commitment, however restricted by busy lives, physical disability or mobility limitations could contribute to making a difference to services available to those affected by a neurological condition.

He was followed by Robin Morrison Chair of Engaging Communities Staffordshire responsible for Healthwatch Staffordshire (Shortly to encompass Healthwatch Wolverhampton) The SNA are an Organisational Champion for Healthwatch Staffordshire working closely with them and Healthwatch Stoke.

Robin gave an update on one major Healthwatch initiative in partnership with the SNA and a number of other bodies.

Robin was followed by Dave Sanseri Head of Commissioning NHS Stoke on Trent CCG and NHS North Staffs CCG who gave an overview, from his position as lead for the long term conditions including neurological conditions component ,of the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent progress in Developing Sustainability and Transformation Plans Trevor Baker a SNA advocate and Chair of a local Stroke group describes how he became an advocate and some of the activities in which he was involved. He made specific reference to the ongoing problems relating to services to stroke survivors without carers.

There being no other business the Chair thanked all attendees and invited all to lunch.