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    Autumn 2016


  • © 2016 George Llewellyn

    POOLE HEART SUPPORT GROUP MAGAZINE Poole Community Health Centre Shaftesbury Road, Poole BH15 2NT

    Telephone: 01202 683363 ext. 133 Telephone manned Mondays and Thursdays: 1:30-3:30pm

    Please send magazine articles and photos to: Editor, 10 Hill View Road, Ferndown, Dorset BH22 9QY or by e-mail to; editor@ Tel. 01202 855001

    Magazines are published 1st March, 1st June, 1st September and 1st December. Print Deadlines are 10th February, 10th May, 10th August, 10th November



    PHSG COMMITTEE KEITH MATTHEWS Chairman 01202 855001 DAVID ANDERSON Secretary 01202 697376 RITA HOLMES Treasurer 01202 743960 GEORGE LLEWELLYN Social Events 01202 605455 JAN MESHER Office Manager 01202 250108 DEREK POPE Database 01202 889070 ROBIN PRINGLE Exercise Co-ordinator 01202 884250 ROGER RIDOUT Purbeck Liaison 01929 423079 LESLEY BRADSHAW Lead Trainer 01202 691339 GEOFF LAWRENCE Member 01202 888438 PAM BAILEY BHF Representative 01202 574944

    OTHER CONTACTS HENRY BARTLETT Walking Group 01202 842707 DAVID ANDERSON Website 01202 697376 JIM WAINE Founder and VP 01202 871532

    If you know a member who is ill, please tell us by contacting our office using the number and times given above, or any committee member.

  • 3 PHSG Magazine

    Well, after all the political turmoil this summer I waited in for the call from our new lady Prime Minister to move on from the PHSG committee and join her Government, but for some reason it never came. I’d had my new front door installed ready too with a skilful young sign-writer from Bournemouth to paint the number. Pity, I quite fancied being Minister for Administrative Affairs. I really am thinking of changing the name of this Magazine to Mother & Baby as this is the third quarter we have featured the next generation of trainers on the cover. Finishing on a more serious note, we must raise the matter of the administrative changes proposed for Poole Hospital. The PHSG committee are unanimous in their concern about the loss of facilities in Poole. Please read Jim Waine’s piece on the matter on page six. We urge all of our members to sign the on-line petition to parliament about it and get involved in any way you can. I urge you to write to your MP, write as a good old fashioned personal letter by snail mail for best effect. Never written to your MP before? Here’s your chance. Keep it short, direct and to the point and wait for the reply on House of Commons stationery.

    ● Mid Dorset and North Poole (Wimborne, Broadstone, Wareham) Michael Tomlinson MP House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA

    ● Christchurch (Ferndown, Christchurch) Christopher Chope MP 18a Bargates, Christchurch, BH23 1QL

    ● Poole Robert Syms MP Poole Conservative Association, 38 Sandbanks Road, Poole, BH14 8BX ● New Forest West Sir Desmond Swayne MP

    4 Cliff Crescent, Marine Drive, Barton-on-Sea, New Milton, BH25 7EB

    ● Bournemouth West Conor Burns MP 135 Hankinson Road, Bournemouth, BH9 1HR

    ● Bournemouth East Tobias Ellwood MP Bournemouth East Conservative Association, Haviland Road West, BH1 4JW There are different petitions on this, not all of them effective. This is the one that counts: Not sure of your MP? Look it up here

    Chairman’s Letter


  • PHSG Magazine 4

    With Olympics just about to start, I thought that I would raise the topical issue of exercise and dangers of sitting for too long. So before you read anymore stand up and go for a short brisk walk. It will be worth it. In this month’s Lancet Professor Ulf Ekelund and colleagues report on a meta-analysis* of thirteen clinical studies which included just over a million patients followed up for two or more years. They noted that prolonged sitting for four hours or more without exercise or sitting watching TV for more than three hours per day was strongly associated with an increased risk of earlier all-cause death. This data compliments another recently published

    study by the same group in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition in which it was shown that inactivity appeared to be even more deadly than obesity. In this study it was suggested that doing just a 20 minute brisk walk each day which would burn between 90 and 110 calories, which would take an individual from the inactive to moderately inactive group and significantly reduce (but not eliminate) their risks of premature death by as much 16 to 30%! We are all at risk of becoming increasing victims of the modern sedentary culture of spending far too much time staring at the TV or the computer as the world of media does more and more to entice us. For many of us, particularly those with busy office jobs, it can be extremely difficult to escape sitting for prolonged periods of time. However, it is not impossible and the virtues of exercise cannot be stressed enough, whether it's a walk at lunchtime, going for a run in the morning or cycling to work. Apart from lowering your risk of dying prematurely, exercise improves energy levels, sleep, mood and your sex life. It also improves weight loss and blood pressure and reduces the risks of diseases such as diabetes, strokes and heart disease. Let’s make a pact that starting with the next month over the Olympics we will make a conscious effort to get off the chair and do more exercise and live longer and better lives.

    Dr Christopher Boos Consultant Cardiologist Poole Hospital NHS Trust Visiting Professor, Carnegie Research Institute , Leeds Beckett University

    * Meta-analysis - A statistical approach to combine the results from multiple studies in an effort to improve estimates and/or to resolve uncertainties.

    From the President

  • 5 PHSG Magazine

    Geoffrey’s News From Poole Dear Friends, As you know from the press there is a lot happening in the Trust and across Dorset at this time with the clinical services review and the recommendations that the Royal Bournemouth Hospital should be the acute emergency centre, and Poole for elective surgery, and now the merger could be back on the table. These are all proposals at the moment and have not been ratified by the governing bodies, but may go forward in the near future. I know there is a great strength of feeling to support the Hospital to remain as it is. In the coming months, should the proposals be accepted it will go to public consultation. Then you will all have the chance to voice your opinions, which I hope you will. We had the result of the CQC report which gave the overall picture for the Trust as requires improvement, however if you look closely at the report it only just failed to give good by one domain. In my areas, Emergency care received good across the board and in Medicine and Specialist Medicine again we received good. So really well done to all the staff and a really proud moment for care delivery here at Poole as in every area as well as my own, all received good for caring. So we will have an update visit in the autumn where we hope to achieve the overall label of good for the Trusts report; as we have been working hard on the areas they highlighted as needing improvement. Our new cardiac practitioner is working hard to reduce delays in transfers to other hospitals for angiography and surgery which is proving very beneficial. This has been a trial post and we are now working to make it permanent. The Medical Investigation Unit had a visit from the Princess Alexandra Hospital Harlow to look at our service as they would like to emulate this. Nine senior mangers and clinicians who visited and they were very impressed with our service and the way we care for our patients. We have also been invited to visit them to help support their service and we hope to build a good working relationship with them sharing ideas and good practice in the future. The pressures remain as busy as ever in the emergency department as we see increasing numbers of patients accessing the service. We are constantly looking for ways to improve flow across the areas and we have an excellence in practice initiative. We have looked at dementia friendly approaches and are now working with the learning disability services to make access and care for patients a more positive and thera