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									Dear Lambeth resident,

Your NHS – Your Priorities:
Discussion evening with local people about NHS priorities in Lambeth

I am writing to invite you to a discussion event to help us at NHS Lambeth develop plans
to improve health in our borough over the next five years.

The event details are as follows:    Wednesday 2 December 2009
                                     5.30-7.30pm
                                     NHS Lambeth, 1 Lower Marsh, SE1 7NT

Earlier this year we looked at health and population data and consulted local people and
other key organisations about what our priorities should be. The following six areas
emerged as strategic priorities, which our management teams will be focusing on very
closely to make sure we improve health:

 Serious mental illness
 Cardiovascular disease (including coronary heart disease, stroke and
  hypertension)
 Sexually transmitted infections including HIV
 Diabetes
 Smoking
 Childhood obesity

If you have an interest in one or more of these areas, based on your own direct
experience, or your experience as carer of someone who falls into one of these priority
groups we would be pleased to hear from you. It is this experience we would like to
ensure we take into account as we develop more detailed plans to transform health in
Lambeth.

We will have brief presentations from our commissioners, followed by small discussion
groups focusing on the areas I have set out above. Places are limited, and will be
allocated to ensure that we have an even spread of people in each discussion group.

We will reimburse travel expenses and provide light refreshments for individual
participants.

If you would like to attend, could you please complete the form attached and return it as
soon as possible and at the latest by 25 November so that we can let you know by 27
November if you have a place. If you do not wish, or are unable to attend this event, but
would like to be kept in touch, please tick the relevant box and we will add you to our
contacts list.

I look forward to hearing back from you.

Yours faithfully,

Debbie Glenn, Interim Director of Strategy & Services, NHS Lambeth
REPLY SLIP

Your NHS – Your Priorities:
Discussion evening with local people about NHS priorities in Lambeth

       I would like to attend the discussion evening at NHS Lambeth, 1 Lower
   Marsh on 2 December, from 5.30pm until 7.30pm.

My experience is in the following area: (please tick ONE, even if your experience
covers two or more of our priority areas)

       Serious mental illness
       Cardiovascular disease (including coronary heart disease, stroke and hypertension)
       Sexually transmitted infections including HIV
       Diabetes
       Smoking
       Childhood obesity

        I am a carer of someone in one of these priority groups (please also indicate
which group)

Name:

Address:


Tel:

Email:



      I am unable to attend this event, but would like to be kept in touch through the
   NHS Lambeth Patient and Public Involvement mailing list




                                               Please return this form by 23 November to:

                                                             Keri Lewis / Catherine Flynn
                                                 Patient and Public Involvement Manager
                                                                            NHS Lambeth
                                                                           1 Lower Marsh
                                                                        London SE1 7NT
                                                                           020 3049 4250

                                            Or email it to lambeth.ppi@lambethpct.nhs.uk

								
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