Improving quality of life for patients with Long Term Conditions

Dear Patient

Re:  Improving quality of life for patients with Long Term Conditions

I am writing to recommend a new service in Portsmouth that may help you to manage your long term health.

The service is called Talking Change and it is provided by Solent NHS Trust.  The service is paid for by the NHS and it is free for all patients.

Talking Change provides emotional support to patients with Long Term Conditions using a variety of recognised techniques and approaches.  There is considerable and growing evidence nationally to show that patients who access emotional and self-management support stay feeling well for longer and manage their condition better.

Sessions are being delivered by specially trained clinicians working alongside the doctors and nurses who currently provide your care and support is tailored to a patient’s individual needs.  There is also the option of home visits for patients that are housebound.

If you would like to refer yourself or want to know more about the service please call 02392 892 928 or speak to your GP or Practice Nurse at your next appointment.

Yours sincerely,

Dr Price and Partners
Trafalgar Medical Group Practice