Posts Tagged 'health_and_wellbeing'

Top priorities for reshaping mental health services

Click here for article

Click here for article

More than 20,000 people have given their views on the top priorities for reshaping mental health services as part of a drive to develop a five year national NHS strategy for people of all ages.

Better access to high quality services, a wider choice of treatments, more focus on prevention, more funding and less stigma were the top five calls for change by 2020.

New books coming shortly

DSCF0853Just as soon as they have been catalogued, approximately 100 new books in the ‘Wellbeing’ category have recently arrived and will soon be available from our shelves. Watch out for further details on this topic

Wellbeing Direct news

First published in Staff Matters (9/9/13)

For more information on the following visit your Wellbeing Direct Pageshttp://nww.hrdirect-east.cheshirehr.nhs.uk/wellbeing-direct/wellbeing-direct.htm

  • Staff discounts, schemes, theatre and healthcare offers
  • Staff activities & events
  • Wellbeing Newsletters
  • Change support resources

Current Wellbeing Activities

  • Pilates for Staff
  • Drop a dress size for Xmas – Fitness and Nutrition Offer
  • New Mindfulness Programme for October 13
  • Yoga for Staff
  • Blood Pressure Testing Days
  • Complimentary Therapies, MDGH
  • Trust Choir
  • Staff Health Promotion Calendar of Activities
  • Pre-retirement sessions
  • Mid-career financial planning sessions

Calling all musicians: ECT Big Band

East Cheshire Trust BIG BAND

There has been a fantastic staff suggestion to set up an East Cheshire Trust BIG BAND. If you play an instrument, know of a conductor or are willing to set this up for staff please contact: Alison.nuttall@nhs.net

Fit 4 Work 10 Week Diet and Nutrition Programme!

Breakfast Cereal 3Congleton and Macclesfield Courses

  • Expert nutrition and life coaching advice plus fitness training
  • 1 hour session each week for 10 weeks
  • £50 for the full 10 weeks
  • First 30 East Cheshire Trust Staff to enrol receive £20 subsidy– so just £30 to pay!

Congleton Programme

  • Starts Thursday 7th February 2013
  • Sessions every Thursday from 17:30 until 18:30

Macclesfield Programme

  • Starts Tuesday 5th March 2013
  • Sessions every Tuesday from 17:30 until 18:30

Crewe Programme

  • Programme to start March 2013 pending amount of interest received

Click here for further details

If you would like to enrol please contact Alison.nuttall@nhs.net no later than 28th January for the Congleton programme and by 14th February for the Macclesfield programme.

Pilates at Congleton War Memorial and MDGH
Please email your expression of interest for the following classes to: bruna@highpeakpilates.co.uk

If enough interest is received classes would commence beginning of February -at £4 per session

Pilates Class – Tuesday Evenings, Congleton War Memorial, 17.30 until 18.30

Pilates Class – Wednesday Evenings, MDGH, 17.30 until 18.30

Pilates Class – Thursday Lunchtime, MDGH, 12.30 until 13.15

New Staff Health Promotion Activity Calendar

Take a look at our new health promotion calendar to find out more about health awareness activities in your workplace from January until April 2013.

View the Staff Health Promotion Calendar

Your Suggestions

The new Employee Wellbeing Strategy is based on the following three staff pledges which reflect East Cheshire Trusts commitment to employee wellbeing.  The Wellbeing Group meet on a monthly to discuss, develop and review actions against the following staff wellbeing pledges

  • Increase Physical Wellbeing at Work
  • Focus on Weight Management & Healthy Lifestyles
  • Increase Mental Health and Wellbeing at Work

If you have any suggestions or ideas which could help with this work or would like to be become a member of the Wellbeing Steering Group, please contact:

Eileen Platt, Wellbeing Group Chair   Eileen.platt@nhs.net

More wellbeing activities for 2013

10 week Diet & Fitness Camp
Programmes starting in Crewe, Congleton and Macclesfield – starts end of January 2013

£50 for 10 Weeks.  1 hour session per week
First 30 staff to enrol will received £20 subsidy from the Trust – just £30 to pay!
£50 of free personal training vouchers at the end of the 10 weeks
To express your interest or receive more information contact Jamie on 07917441487 jamiewtf1@hotmail.co.uk

pilatesPilates at Congleton War Memorial and MDGH   

Please email your expression of interest for either or both of the following classes to bruna@highpeakpilates.co.uk 
If enough interest is received classes would commence beginning of February charged at £4 per session

Pilates Class –  Tuesday Evenings, Congleton War Memorial, 17.30 until 18.30

Pilates Class – Wednesday Evenings, MDGH, 17.30 until 18.30

New Staff Health Promotion Activity Calendar

Take a look at our new health promotion calendar to find out more about health awareness activities in your workplace from January until April 2013.

Staff Health Promotion Calendar Intranet access only

New Wellbeing activities for New Year

New Staff Wellbeing Activities for 2013!

  • Yoga
  • Tai Chi
  • Pre Retirement Sessions
  • Mid career Sessions
  • Complimentary Therapies
  • Zumba
  • Staff Choir

For more information visit your Wellbeing Direct Pages and on the Staff  Wellbeing page of the Staff Library website.

 

This month’s focus: Love your Liver

As this month is ‘Love your Liver’ here are some useful links to websites which provide useful information, support and guidance about this amazing organ.

Love your Liver at http://www.loveyourliver.org.uk/

Drink Aware
http://www.drinkaware.co.uk/facts/factsheets/alcohol-and-your-liver

Free mobile apps from Patient.co.uk

A number of mobile apps are available from Patient.co.uk – some are suitable for Android phones whilst others are designed for Apple.

patient_uk_apps

You can see more available apps on our Staff Wellbeing page at http://www.netvibes.com/ecn-stafflibrary#Staff_Wellbeing

Staff take the wellbeing prize

The Trusts NEW Employee Well-being Strategy was recently launched at events  held at Macclesfield Hospital on 30 October 2012 and Eagle Bridge on
5 November 2012. Both events were a great success with over 150 members of staff attending.  Numerous activities took place ranging from mini health checks to physiotherapy and nutritional advice. There were competitions including a diet and nutrition quiz, physiotherapy challenge and staff feedback competition.  Well done to the following winners!

Staff Feedback & Suggestions

1st Prize – Gill Mayer, Clinical Effectiveness
2nd Prize – Joan Murray, Dental Team
3rd Prize – Maria Davidson, District Nursing

Diet & Nutrition Quiz

1st Prize –       Cathy Hollinshead, District Nursing
2nd Prize –      Sharon Oliver, District Nursing

Physiotherapy Cycle Challenge 

1st Prize –       Sophie Fryer, HR Graduate

If you would like to become part of the Well-being Steering Group or have any ideas/suggestions, please contact:

Eileen Platt, Well-being Group Chair.   Eileen.platt@nhs.net

Staff Wellbeing: a NEW Page coming soon

A new HEALTH and WELL-BEING page covering topics, news and events of interest to NHS Staff and students, is currently under development.

Future event: Cervical Cancer

20 – 26 January 2013 is Cervical Cancer Prevention Week (CCPW). CCPW is a European wide initiative led by the European Cervical Cancer Association and Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust take the lead role in promoting the week in the UK. “Prevention Week will focus on all things relating to cervical cancer including information about symptoms and causes of the disease, ways to prevent it and support us.

As you will be aware cervical cancer is a preventable disease yet the charity supports too many women diagnosed because they delayed or ignored their cervical screening invitation and we are greatly concerned that uptake is getting worse. In addition to raising awareness about prevention we will also be highlighting cervical cancer symptoms based on data from a survey we ran to women diagnosed with the disease that showed a high percentage were not aware that their symptoms were related to cervical cancer. As a result we will be launching a new poster which will help increase awareness of symptoms. “

Guides for Health and Wellbeing Boards

Practical guides for health and wellbeing boards
These publications aim to help support the establishment of well-functioning health and wellbeing boards. They cover a range of themes including integration, criminal justice, improving population health and patient and public engagement.

AQuA – June issue


AQuA News
Latest AQuA News. Issue 19: June 2012 
Inside this edition you will find some of the following: 


– AQuA Launches Learning Set for Shared Decision Making
– Don’t miss AQuA’s Annual General Meeting
– This year’s Clinical Leaders Network/AQuA Steve Henderson Award Winner Announced
– Launch of the AQuA Mental Health ‘Harmfree’care Programme
– Blackpool shows how it is Advancing Quality in Heart Failure Care
Link to full details…

Continue reading ‘AQuA – June issue’

National Learning Network products now available

Welcome everyone! With the closing down of the Communities of Practice and the migration of over 1000 CoPs to the new Knowledge Hub, this temporary group offers a chance for new users to experience the new platform. Come in and introduce yourself…

The learning set products are an invaluable resource for health and wellbeing board members across the country.

via Welcome – Knowledge Hub.


Links to other pages

Blog Stats

  • 26,018 hits

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Search by category

Archive of previous posts