Welcome to our new Community Champions

Welcome to Sukhvinder Soora , Anastasia Griffith and Manjit Rooprah, our new Community Champions. The new Champions had their first group meeting on 3rd March with Anne-Marie, Community Champions Coordinator, at Ealing Job Centre Plus, the temporary home of the Northolt Approach project.

In preparation for their first training course attendance, Train to be a Help Your Health Ealing Community Health Champion, (Royal Society of Public Health (RSPH) Level 2 Award in Understanding Health Improvement), in April 2017, the Champions discussed differing ways to connect with their community in Northolt.

It was a great introduction to their new role, and an opportunity for us all to exchange ideas, experiences, and begin the building, of what will be, a team that brings recognizable change to the community of Northolt.

Informal meetings for prospective Community Champions

Our Community Champion Coordinator, Anne-Marie Waugh, will be holding informal meetings with prospective Community Champions at Ealing Job Centre Plus (86-92 Uxbridge Rd, London W13 8RA).

Time: 11:30 – 2:30
Date: Thursday 9th, 16th and 23rd March 2017.

If you’re interested in becoming a Northolt Community Champion, please do come along and meet Anne-Marie to find out more.

If you’re a claimant and using this Job Centre, speak with your Work Coach, who will arrange an appointment for you.

ANTIBIOTIC AWARENESS

Antibiotic awareness: important messages on antibiotic use from Public Health England: This document explains how to use antibiotics responsibly for patients, animal keepers and pet owners

Watch the video by clicking the link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/european-antibiotic-awareness-day-key-messages-on-antibiotic-use

These Department of Health videos are designed to be easily digested guides informing patients about appropriate antibiotic use. They can make a difference to the patients’ expectations about when to expect antibiotics:
Dog Video: https://www.dropbox.com/s/kkeuk4egddpg4eb/nms20051a%20-%20DOG%20QTV.mov?dl=0
Duck Video: https://www.dropbox.com/s/exg9t8e3t0fh72n/nms20051b%20-%20DUCK%20QTV.mov?dl=0
Parrot Video: https://www.dropbox.com/s/43y3qjsr1g1pxt9/nms20051d%20-%20PARROT%20QTV.mov?dl=0

Invisible Conditions Campaign in association with the Care Quality Commission

About the #InvisibleConditions campaign:
Nearly one in three people in England has a long-term condition, and many of these conditions are ‘invisible’ or not easily noticeable to someone else. People with long term conditions are less likely to report feeling involved in their care. Will you share your experience of care? The Care Quality Commission needs people with invisible or long term conditions to tell them about your care, good or bad. Your experiences will help CQC inspectors decide when, where and what to inspect and they could stop poor care happening to someone else in the future.
 
Find more information on our webpage at:www.cqc.org.uk/invisibleconditions
 
Download campaign graphics, e-newsletter content and other campaign content at this link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B7WUWAlSbl15R2lhQU5vZmhBYWc
 
CQC have partnered with a national stakeholder that is an expert in each of the conditions we will be featuring during our campaign. To find out more about each featured condition, please see the links below:
 
Monday – Heart Disease – British Heart Foundation
www.bhf.org.uk
 
Tuesday – Osteoporosis – National Osteoporosis Society
www.nos.org.uk
Free Helpline – 0808 800 0035
 
Wednesday – COPD – British Lung Foundation
www.blf.org.uk
COPD Patient Passport – http://passport.blf.org.uk/
Breath Test – https://breathtest.blf.org.uk/
 
Thursday – Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) – Crohn’s & Colitis UK
www.crohnsandcolitis.org.uk
 
Friday – Mental Health – Mind
www.mind.org.uk