Guided Health Walks 2017 - 18
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.
Health Promotion Displays & Events in 2016 - 2017
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Suggestions for Health Awareness Displays
- Parkinson's Awareness Week 18th -24th May 2016
- Psoriasis Awareness August 2016
Suggestions for Events
- May Day event - To be confirmed
- QUIT 51:Smoking Cessation- to be confirmed
Health Promotion Displays & Events in 2015 - 2016
Our PPG continue to be Patient Health Awareness led and during 2015 - 2016 we have provided in-house Health Awareness displays: -
Health Awareness Displays
- Prostate Cancer Awareness - March 2016
- Prevention of Childhood Obesity July 2015
- Women’s health issues – Osteoporosis June 2015
- PPG Awareness Week 1st - 6th June
Health Awareness Coffee morning, concentrating on how to cope with a long-term illness and organisations specialising in Alzheimer’s and Arthritis were invited to attend.
PPG Coffee Morning
Saturday 18th April 2015
10am - 12.00 noon
Quorn Church Rooms
The Carer's Centre Fashion Show
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Health Promotion Displays & Events in 2014 - 2015
Dementia Friendly Vintage Film Screening March 2015
Click here to view the King and I flyer.
PPG Organised Walk Saturday 31 May 2014
The Patients Participation Group arranged this walk as part of our on-going programme of events and also to coincide with National Walking Month. It was the first time we had planned anything like this and were unsure whether or not it would attract much interest. In the event eight people turned up (plus one very well behaved dog).
It had rained for several days the previous week and when I checked the route planned across the meadows, to my horror found the footpath under water in places. Literally thinking on our feet with only 24 hours’ notice, my friend and I devised a ‘dry’ walk which took us up Wood Lane turning left at the top onto a new footpath laid down by Lafarge. This was a pleasant path which led us through to Mountsorrel Common. From here we turned left again along the road for a very short distance. We then veered right onto a right of way with quarry workings on our right and the area known as Cufflin’s Pit on our left. Along this path we encountered a small group of friendly ponies in a field, who came to the fence to greet us and they received plenty of attention in return.
We emerged from Cufflin’s Pit Lane onto Mountsorrel Hills. Here we took a detour to the top of Castle Hill to take in the view over the Soar Valley. We then turned down The Navins onto Bond Lane and into the farm café for a very welcome cup of coffee.
After a rest we retraced our steps back up Bond Lane and turned right into the quarry workings. Here we followed a very well defined footpath through the busy gravel workings on the far side of which we joined a path which eventually led us back to Wood Lane.
Our walkers chatted happily en route, getting to know one another, the weather kept fine for us, and we walked on paths that were new to most. Although we were a small group (a few more walkers would have been nice) I was pleased with the outcome and hope they all enjoyed themselves.
The walk was approximately 4 miles long and took about 3 hours (including coffee stop).
Judith Smithard, PPG Chair
Quorn Medical Centre
Calendar of 2014 Displays:
Date: Monday 17th February 2014
Time: 7.00pm - 8.30pm
Venue: Quorn Village Hall
Speakers: Dr CR Barlow & Alex Cook, Dietician