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Sharing information in the NHS helps ensure that the quality and safety of services is consistent across the country. It can also highlight different diseases and conditions that may require more NHS investment. This is an opportunity for each of us to help the NHS provide high quality care for all.

You can find out more about how information is used for purposes beyond your direct care, the benefits this bring and the choices you have available to you by watching our short video. (click on the link above) This video is hosted on NHS England’s YouTube channel. If you have difficulty viewing it, you can also see it on NHS Choices.

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The 8th November Talk lead by Dr Patricia Saintey and Lyn Page provided interesting, clear and insightful information regarding Heart Rate Variability and Coherence in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

 

As per the previous talk on the 13th September, the following aspects were addressed:

  • How to improve resilience by working on breathing and developing a positive emotional state to improve heart rate variability and develop coherence.
  • The underlying physiology and the vagus nerve, including demonstrating with bio feedback devices to show heart rate variability.
  • How heart rate variability can be entrained with breathing to develop a smooth rhythmic wave form which we call coherence.
  • How HRV is applicable in improving resilience nearly all situations, potentially lessening the dependence on certain medications.

The talk received highly positive and encouraging feedback, with 100% of respondents commented positively.

94% found the difficulty level of the material “Just right”, and 35% requested for more information, or left their email address.

 

Positive remarks included: “Informative and interesting”, “Very relaxed atmosphere”, “Easy to follow”, “Presentation was enjoyable” and “Clear, helpful delivery”.

 

The respondents also provided the following suggestions and highlighted areas for improvement:

  • more meetings
  • a reading list
  • group discussions
  • higher involvement
  • smaller groups
  • more explanations and practical means to help relieve stress.

 

The next talk will be held on the 7th February at 6:30pm at the Meadows Surgery, Ilminster.

 

 

 

 

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