Category Archives: Health

Where can I get mental health support over Christmas?

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Nottinghamshire Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy consultation

A consultation is currently being undertaken to shape the second Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy for Nottinghamshire. The Nottinghamshire Health and Wellbeing Board, chaired by Councillor John Doddy, is keen to hear views on their proposals from anyone with an … Continue reading

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Dementia Event Thursday 11th May

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Help shape the future of your health and care

Public events to hear views on joint plan for Nottingham and Nottinghamshire (the STP)  The organisations that commission and provide health and social care services across Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire County are seeking the views of patients and the wider … Continue reading

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New funding available for Broxtowe health projects

Racheal Millband, Communications & Engagement Manager, NHS Nottingham West CCG writes: Community groups and organisations with great ideas to improve the health of people living in Broxtowe are invited to apply for funding to turn their ideas into reality. The Lifestyle … Continue reading

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Information session re Dementia, tomorrow afternoon

Spaces still available. IS YOUR AWARENESS OF DEMENTIA BASED ON FACT OR MYTHS? WHAT IS LASTING POWER OF ATTORNEY? For answers to many questions please attend our will writing and dementia information session. Our qualified, experienced professionals will enable you … Continue reading

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Energy Medicine – an introductory workshop

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Patients urged to Order repeat prescriptions in time for Christmas

Luke Barrett Communications Manager (Nottinghamshire) writes –  Health leaders in Nottinghamshire advising patients not to leave it too late to order and collect repeat prescriptions this Christmas. Running out of daily medication over the festive period could have serious consequences … Continue reading

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Parents Urged To Protect Their Child From Flu As Winter Sets In

With Autumn well underway and coughs, colds and flu already starting to circulate, senior health officials and GPs in Nottinghamshire are urging parents of children between the ages of two and seven to make sure their child has their flu … Continue reading

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Beeston Memory Cafe

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Launch of the 2015 Lifestyle Fund

Rachael Harrold writes: We are pleased to announce the launch of the 2015 Lifestyle Fund. The fund, which is in its third year, has been provided by NHS Nottingham West Clinical Commissioning Group to support local initiatives that aim to … Continue reading

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Falls Prevention Classes‏

Toni Martin writes; I would like to make you aware of A Falls Prevention Class which is held every Thursday at 12.30pm at Stapleford Library. This was set up by Broxtowe Community Health and aims to provide muscle strengthening, balance … Continue reading

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Health Fayre at the New Stapleford Community Centre

Jan Goold writes: I would like to introduce you to a new and innovative Patient Participation group who are promoting health and well-being in the community and at the same time raising money for local charities. On the 12th of … Continue reading

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Broxtowe – Building a Dementia Friendly Community

Work is beginning on a pioneering scheme to build specially adapted bungalows for people with dementia in Broxtowe Borough later this month. The scheme, which is the first of its kind in Nottinghamshire, will offer two x two bedroom bungalows, … Continue reading

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Should Broxtowe BC create a Smoking Ban in Public Places ?

Smoking could be banned in Trafalgar and Parliament squares and London parks if a report by the city’s Health Commission is implemented.   For more information see this article on the BBC Web Site. It would help remove the litter caused by cigarette … Continue reading

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Mental Health Awareness Sessions at VAB

The Time to Change Team at Voluntary Action Broxtowe writes: Invitation to a Mental Health Awareness Session At Voluntary Action Broxtowe’s Vintage Tea Room, Beeston, Nottingham. Free Tea and Cake! I am writing to invite you to one of our … Continue reading

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Hickings Lane Medical Centre Macmillan Coffee Morning

On Friday 26TH September, between 10am-noon, there will be a special Macmillan Coffee Morning held at Hicking’s Lane Medical Centre, Stapleford. As well as the usual coffee and fundraising, there will be in attendance health professionals on behalf of the … Continue reading

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New Eating Support Group in Bramcote

Roxy Winterbourne writes: A new support group is starting in Bramcote. It’s called the Emotional Overeating Support Group – it’s rather a long title but basically it’s a peer support group for anyone who struggles with overeating. The idea is … Continue reading

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Do Obese People Lie?

Dr John Doddy, a GP at Hickings Lane Medical Centre in Stapleford, asks in an article in the Nottingham Post whether some obese people are deluding themselves about how much they eat. DO obese people lie about how much they … Continue reading

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GPs Urge Extra Care As Air Pollution Continues In County

With moderate levels of air pollution in the county, GPs in Nottinghamshire are urging people with respiratory conditions to take extra care  – especially if they have lung or heart condition. The advice comes as levels of air pollution continue … Continue reading

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