Welcome to the December 2015 edition of Grampian’s Health Improvement Network (HI-Net) members’ bulletin! We welcome all feedback about the bulletin and the website in general, so please feel free to get in touch using our Contact Form if you have any thoughts.
With the holiday period approaching we wish you a Merry Christmas and happy new year… when it comes!
- The 11th Annual Conference for People Working in Health and Care Information and Support 2016, held by Patient Information Forum (PIF), will take place on 25th May 2016 and is open for registration (early discount before February 2016).
- The new NHS Grampian DPH Annual Report 2014-15 is now available
- The Mindful UK Report, the first policy document of its kind, seeks to address mental health concerns in the areas of education, health, the workplace and the criminal justice system through the application of mindfulness interventions.
- Organisations across Scotland can now apply for Big Lottery Fund Scotland grants from £10,000 to £1 million to help support projects which are community led or will improve lives.
- ‘Obesity Indicators: Monitoring Progress for the Prevention of Obesity Route Map – November 2015 report’ is now available.
- Be ready, prepared and updated for the Winter- whatever it brings. Just visit the Ready Scotland Website!
- The Scottish Government is inviting you to join the conversation on what a healthier Scotland should look like in the next 10 to 15 years and the steps that could be taken to make this vision a reality.
- The Scottish Health Council are reviewing the healthpoint service with a questionnaire designed by the Scottish Health Council and NHS Grampian.
- Throughout 2016, Scotland’s ‘Year of Listening’ (YoL) campaign will raise awareness that listening, and being listened to, is good for your mental health.
- Scotland’s Health Secretary calls for action to tackle the over-consumption of antibiotics– one of the greatest public health challenges of this generation.
- Over the last 10 years the rate of cancer deaths has dropped by 11% according to figures published by ISD Scotland.
- The updated ‘Shooting Up – Infections among people who inject drugs in the UK’ report found patterns of injecting drug use are changing, but infection risk for all drug users remains high.
- The ‘Four Nations: How Evidence-based are Alcohol Policies and Programmes Across the UK’ report finds that Scotland is leading the way in taking evidence based action to tackle alcohol misuse.
- The latest edition of the Scottish Health Council’s awareness bulletin, e-Connect, has been published.
- A new BSL video series has been launched with the aim of informing children and young people, their parents and carers about the Getting it Right for Every Child (GIRFEC) approach.
- The Scottish Government has renewed calls for adverts promoting high fat, salt and sugar foods to be stopped before 9pm- after new research on the impact of food and drink marketing on children and young people in Scotland.
- Trends and key associations for the mental health of children aged 13 and 15 have published today in the ‘Mental Health and Wellbeing among Adolescents’ in Scotland report.
Is there any news you would like to share about your work/ team? If so, please contact the HI-Net team on email@example.com to submit your news!
- NHS Grampian – A Vision for the Future (Med Chi Lecture Series) – 3rd Dec
- National Conversation on a Healthier Scotland – 7th Dec
- Working with NPS Users – 9th and 10th Dec
- Mental Health & Learning Disability Quality Event – 10th Dec
- Aberdeen City Health and Social Care Integration Workshop – 23rd Dec
- Cafe Med: No Smoke Without E-Cigarettes – 18th Jan
- Scotland’s Mental Health First Aid Training Course – 18th and 19th Jan
- Long Term Conditions Conference – 21st Jan
- Caring for Smiles, Oral Health Promotion – 25th Jan
- Primary Care in Scotland: Workforce, Funding and Delivery of Care – 27th Jan
For 2016 we need your events! Events include; information sessions, drop-ins, conferences, training courses and workshops.
To submit your health improvement event please contact the HI-Net team on firstname.lastname@example.org
Other Health Campaigns
- International Day of Persons with Disabilities – 3rd Dec
- Dry January – 1st to 31st Jan
- Cervical Cancer Prevention Week – 24th to 30th Jan
- National Bug Busting Day – 31st Jan
- World Leprosy Day – 31st Jan
HI-Net Content Updates
- New NHS Scotland Knowledge Services’ Health Improvement Alert – November/ December 2015
- New Pathway for Health Improvement Requests document added to Health Improvement Homepage
- New Aberdeen Tobacco-free Alliance News Bulletin
- New Adult Healthy Weight Tier 4 Options information
- New Aberdeen City ADP Workforce Training Prospectus
- Updated healthWorks Z-card
- Aberdeen City Health & Social Care Partnership link (www.aberdeencityhscp.scot) added to HI-Net
- Updated Aberdeenshire ADP Service Directory
- New document Take Home Naloxone Providers for Grampian
- New Public Health Key Documents
- NHS Grampian Director of Public Health (DPH) Annual Report 2014 -15
- New documents added to Child Healthy Weight area
- New Health Information Resources Service Newsletter
- Thank you to everyone for all your feedback about the HI-Net website and members’ bulletin.
- If you have already signed up to HI-Net, e.g. in the previous version of HI-Net, there is no need to sign up again. All our members have been transferred to the new website. If you are a member but have not received the monthly members’ bulletins please get in touch.