Statins are prescribed to people with cardiovascular disease and to those at high risk. June Davison puts some of your questions to Professor Richard Hobbs, head of Primary Care (Health Sciences) at the University of Oxford and a part-time GP.
We are very keen to establish a “buddy” network as part of the group’s continuing desire to provide practical support to patients and families who have experienced a cardiac event. We are seeking volunteers from within the group to offer their time to speak to patients who are recently discharged from hospital or about to go in to have a procedure or a carer who has a full list of worries and concerns for the wellbeing of their partner. This opportunity to speak with someone who has gone through what you are about to can prove to be invaluable. We believe that everybody will benefit from speaking to somebody who has “been there, done that and bought the T Shirt” (you can actually buy the T Shirt from us!). This will not be a case of having people ringing you at all times of the day. The patients will be closely matched so that their condition matches your own and they will be told a time to call that is convenient for you. Please cast your mind back to your own event and consider how useful it would have been to have the opportunity to speak with someone.
January 19th – We will start our 2015 programme with the fun auction of unwanted items. If you have any decent items that you no longer want, please donate them to our auction. We aim to make in excess of £200 which covers our hire costs for the group meetings for the year. Andrew and Ray will be doing their best to wring that extra £1 out of the audience and there will be a few new variations towards achieving our goals. This is a great fun start to the year and we would urge you to come along and join the fun.
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