Welcome to the November 2015 edition of Grampian’s Health Improvement Network (HI-Net) member’s bulletin! If you would have any thoughts or comments about the bulletin and/or website please let us know by using our online Contact Form. Thank you for your time, we hope you find this bulletin useful!
- Sport Aberdeen in partnership with the Aberdeen Mental Health & Wellness Network are offering a seven week programme of activities in Autumn 2015 to promote a healthy body for a healthy mind.
- The Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland Annual Report for 2014-15 is now available.
- The latest ‘Long-term Monitoring of Health Inequalities: Headline Indicators’ report has been published
- Outside the Box have published Hints and Tips for people affected by poor mental health, to provide information about the pro’s and con’s of using the internet, in addition to keeping safe online and getting online cheaply.
- Statistics released from the National Records of Scotland show that Winter 2014/15 had the highest number of deaths registered since Winter 1999/2000.
- The online Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) Guideline Survey is open, and allows users of the site to give feedback on their experience of finding information on the SIGN website.
- Macmillan Cancer MoveMore Aberdeen, a project which delivers a range of physical activity groups to individuals affected by cancer, has reached the milestone of 100 referrals.
- Cornfields Scotland have developed the ‘Road to Recovery – Return to Work’ initiative to support people in the recovery of trauma or illness, and return to employment.
- Over the next 3 years, more GP surgeries will offer digital services such as online appointment booking and prescription ordering.
- The Mental Welfare Commission have published 3 new good practice guides for those working with people with mental ill health or learning disability.
- ‘Realigning Children’s Services’ website has been created to provide additional information for children, families and professionals about the Realigning Children’s Services programme in Scotland.
- First National Cancer Patient Experience Survey gives cancer patients the chance to share their views about their treatment, in order to help shape the future of cancer care in Scotland.
- SIGN 100: A Handbook for Patient and Carer Representatives explains how SIGN develops clinical guidelines for the NHS in Scotland, including patient/ carer involvement.
November Events Calendar
- Sexual Health and BBV Training Calendar – various dates
- Free Public Health Event for Mental Health – Can Eye Movements Diagnose Psychiatric Disorders? – 2nd Nov
- Children in Scotland Annual Conference – 4th and 5th Nov
- Recovery! Come Help us Join the Dots (Aberdeen City Alcohol, Drugs & BBV Forum) – 5th Nov
- Sex and the City – Edinburgh’s Story – 5th Nov
- The Faculty of Public Health Scottish Conference – Securing Scotland’s Health – 5th and 6th Nov
- Community Wellbeing and Regeneration – 10th Nov
- Alcohol Whole Population Approach & Brief Intervention Skills – 10th Nov
- VHS Closing the Gap Conference: Making Health Inequalities Everyone’s Business – 11th Nov
- Grampian Health Improvement Training Network Event– 17th Nov
- David Buchan Lecture – Health Legends, Epidemics and the Politics of Risk – 19th Nov
- Mental Health Training Audit – Workshop – 19th Nov
- National Care Home Conference and Exhibition – 20th Nov
- Aberdeen City Health and Social Care Integration Workshop – 25th Nov
- Drugs Action Information Session – 30th Nov
November healthpoint Campaign
- healthpoint Campaign: Winter Health
Other Health Campaigns in November
- ‘Movember’ Men’s Health Awareness Month– 1st to 30th Nov
- Mouth Cancer Action Month – 1st to 30th Nov
- Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month – 1st to 30th Nov
- Befriending Week – 1st – 7th Nov
- National Stress Awareness Day – 4th Nov
- World Diabetes Day – 14th Nov
- World COPD Day – 18th Nov
HI-Net Content Updates
- New NHS Health Scotland Health Improvement Alert – Oct/Nov 2015
- New ‘Health Literacy’ websites added to Useful Websites section.
- Contacts for the Aberdeen City Public Health Team updated
- Updated version of Your Guide to Healthy Eating
- New minutes for Aberdeen City Tobacco Alliance
- New NHS Health Scotland Health Inequalities Alert for October 2015
- Updated healthWorks Z card
- New courses added to HI-Net Learning & Development Courses and Qualifications webpage
- New University of Aberdeen postgraduate Master of Public Health (MPH) course
- North East Scotland College (NESCOL) Certificate in Nutrition & Health and Certificate in Mental Health Awareness
- ‘Future Learn’ – Free online courses on a range of subjects (e.g. health & psychology) from UK and international universities including Aberdeen University.
- ‘OpenLearn’ – Free Public Health Courses from the Open University such as ‘Introducing Public Health’ and ‘Public Health & Mental Health Promotion’.
- Contact details amended on Aberdeen City Public Health – Health Promoting Schools and Health Improvement Fund webpages.
- Thank you to all of those who have been in touch with feedback and requests. In response to feedback I have amended the bulletin so each web link opens in a new window.
- All of HI-Net’s existing member’s have been transferred to the updated website, so there’s no need to re-register if you are already signed up.
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