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HEALTH AWARENESS EVENT - Saturday 17th March 2018
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Health Education Event 21st September 2016
South Charnwood GP Network Limited arranged a Patient Health Education Event on Wednesday 21st September 2016, which saw the attendance of over 120 South Charnwood patients at Sileby Community Centre, all hoping to learn more about managing their long term conditions.
The number of patients with multiple conditions is growing, and sadly this group of patients are most likely to be admitted to hospital, hence the event was aimed at educating these patients in self-care, and prevention, in the hope of reducing unnecessary hospital attendances
Keynote addresses were delivered by Prof. Mayur Lakhani, GP at Highgate Medical Centre and Chair of West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group and Dr Trishul Darji, GP at Mahavir Medical Centre and Chair of South Charnwood GP Federation Limited, regarding the management of Long Term Conditions and the Weekend Access Scheme. Claire Higgins, Practice Nurse at Quorn Medical Centre reminded patients about the benefits of having an influenza vaccination and conducted blood pressure and health checks on patients.
Liz Wells, Practice Manager at Quorn Medical Practice explained “The turnout far exceeded my expectations, as this was a new venture for the South Charnwood Network. To see so many patients engaging with healthcare professionals and the numerous stall holders made it all worthwhile. The feedback I received on the day was very positive. I would like to thank Jake Cooke, Federation Delivery Manager, for working with May and I to deliver this valuable event.”
May Lakhani, Practice Manager at Highgate Medical Centre said “ It was wonderful to see so many patients and stakeholders from South Charnwood attend the event and we thank them for taking the time to attend our event.”
Nicky Morgan, MP for Loughborough also took time away from her busy schedule to attend the event and speak to patients and the stall holders, said "It was great to see GP practices and many different parts of the NHS, local councils and charities such as Vista working together to inform patients and the public about how they can look after themselves and get the support they need. I'd like to congratulate the organisers and everyone who took part."
The next Patient Education event is arranged for Wednesday 23rd of November 2pm until 4pm at Birstall Village Hall. All are welcome.