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Wed, 07 Oct 2015 13:12 by Lorna White
The Museum and Finance and Policy Committee meetings, scheduled for Monday 12th October have been rescheduled to Monday 19th October – 18:30 and 19:30 respectively.
The re-schedule is due to a public meeting being held to discuss proposed changes to GP SERVICES in DAVENTRY DISTRICT – info below:
NHS England is in the final stages of undertaking reviews in connection with Primary Medical Services (PMS) GP Surgeries and has been consulting on options for all surgeries to convert back to General Medical Services (GMS) GP surgeries. What exactly does this mean? More »
We are sure you will all be aware of the financial pressures that ALL surgeries are facing both PMS & GMS however you may or may not be aware of the critical stage this has now reached.
In our tow Town practices the GP's are now talking about stopping services from as early as January 2016 as they can no longer afford to provide them, examples being:
? Blood Testing
? Doppler Testing/Leg Ulcers
? Post-operative care wound
? PSA Monitoring
? Insulin initiation and conversion
? Ear syringing
If this happens patients may have to travel to Northampton General Hospital for them.
Danetre Medical Practice patient group is therefore writing to invite you to take part in a discussion where it is hoped both NHS England and Nene Commissioning will be in attendance too. Other patient groups from other surgeries will also be there. I do hope you will be able to take part. It is anticipated the meeting will:
? Enable us to learn more about the NHS England Budgets and the pressures they face
? Understand the reasons why surgeries may no longer be able to provide the services listed above
? Facilitate the patient's voice to lobby for these services to be funded locally by NHS England for our GP's to deliver.
Monday 12th October at 7:30pm
Danetre Medical Practice
Mon, 05 Oct 2015 14:38 by Lorna White
We are proud to support the Daventry Schools Festival and sponsor the Daventry Town Council School Community Award 2015 which takes place at the iCon Innovation Centre in Eastern Way, Daventry on Saturday, 10 October from 10am to 1pm.
The event will also include the first Daventry Young People Awards with accolades celebrating students' academic achievements, community work and enterprising or entrepreneurial skills, as well as an award recognising teaching staff who go that extra mile to help pupils succeed. More »
Around a dozen local schools and colleges – with more still to confirm – are taking part in this year's festival, to promote the wealth of education opportunities on offer to young people in Daventry and the surrounding areas. They include The Parker Academy, Daventry UTC, Northampton College and Moulton College, as well as primary schools including Falconers Hill, The Abbey, Welton, Newnham, Badby, Weedon, Woodford and Kilsby.
Visitors will also be able to find out more about Daventry Hill School, the new school for four to 18-year-olds with special educational needs, which is due to open its doors in September next year.
Activities are currently being lined up for the event, with Northampton College confirming a series of practical displays inlcuding arts and crafts and biscuit-decorating , hair extensions and nail art, tyre-changing and paint spraying demonstrations and a branding challenge. Engineering activities and a 3D printing demonstration are among those being organised by Daventry UTC, with Moulton College planning activities around courses at its Daventry campus including animal care demonstrations and carpentry.
This inaugural event is organised by the Daventry Schools Matter group – local education providers and partners including Daventry District Council, Northamptonshire County Council and Daventry Town Council.
Daventry District Council Leader Councillor Chris Millar, who is Chairman of the Daventry Schools Matter Group, said: "We're delighted that local schools and colleges are getting involved with their own unique activities and displays and making nominations for the Young People Awards.
"The festival promises to be an interactive and informative celebration of Daventry's education opportunities, offering something for everyone."
The Festival of Education is supported by a variety of partners including Daventry District Council, Daventry Town Council, Northamptonshire County Council and Northamptonshire Enterprise Partnership.
To find out more about the festival, awards and the diverse range of educational offer in the Daventry area, visit www.daventryschoolsmatter.com, follow @DaventrySchools on Twitter or visit the DaventrySchoolsMatter Facebook page. » Less
Mon, 05 Oct 2015 12:24 by Lorna White
The Mayor of Daventry, Cllr Wendy Randall invites you to join her at the Daventry Mayor's Community Ball on Saturday 14th November at Daventry Community Centre
The evening will be a fun filled community charity ball, starting with a welcome drink from 6:30pm, followed by a superb 3 course sit down dinner at 8:00pm supplied by The Kings Head Napton, licenced bar and dancing until late.
Tickets are priced at £35.00 each with all proceeds from the evening being split between two local charities; Time2talk and Daventry and District Diabetes Support Group. More »