HI-Net Bulletin October/November 2016

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Welcome to the October 2016 edition of the HI-Net Members’ Bulletin!

We hope you find this bulletin useful, and like always we welcome your feedback, requests and comments. Just contact the HI-Net Team on hinet@nhs.net.  Also, if you are the author of an area on HI-Net and have any content to update, please get in touch.

Thank you for your time!

Kind Regards,

Bince Thomas

Latest News



This years’ annual report  focuses on how to improve the wellbeing of children growing up in Grampian. “Improving the wellbeing of children is everyone’s business. It requires commitment, communication and investment from public, private and third sector
organisations across the North East. I would like to thank the many individuals and public, private and third sector organisations that have helped put this report together.” Susan Webb, Director of Public Health.

DPH Report- associated video Please click here 







  • New Mental Health Aberdeen initiative: The Club. The Club is a new initiative being launched by Mental Health Aberdeen (MHA), which will extend the support provision in Aberdeen City to adults with enduring mental health issues. mhaThe first meeting of The Club is on Friday 28th October between 1.30pm and 4pm at the Aberdeen Health Village. It will initially be run as a pilot project for eight consecutive weeks but providing there is sufficient support and need, it will continue on a permanent basis.

If you are interested in joining or supporting The Club please telephone 01224 590510 or e-mail theclub@mhaberdeen.org.uk for further information.

For more details please click here

  • Infected blood awareness campaign. An awareness-raising campaign alerting anyone who had a blood transfusion in Scotland before September 1991 to their potential risk of hepatitis C infection has been launched. blood-transfusion The measure was recommended by a working group set up by the Scottish Government in the wake of the Penrose Inquiry into infected NHS blood products. The recommendation is to ensure everyone who may have been affected has the opportunity to be tested and, if necessary, treated for the virus.

For find out more about campaign Poster and Flyer

Visit NHS Resources Catalogue – www.nhsghpcat.org to order flyers and posters.

  • Job Vacancy – Health Improvement Officer (Keep Well). ‘Keep Well’ programme pathways – vulnerable populations in non GP practice settings. This short term six month part time (15 hours per week) post will support partner organisations to embed Keep Well in their own processes. If you would like the opportunity to build your experience of developing pathways and working with partner agencies and organisations to review, evaluate and further develop practice that will address health inequalities in practical ways for clients and patients.
    To obtain a job description for this post, please click the following link: View the vacancy online.

If you are interested, please contact Linda Smith, Public Health Lead, Aberdeen Health & Social Care Partnership, tel 01224 655745, email lindaj.smith@nhs.net Closing Date: Wednesday 26th October 2016


Events Calendar October 2016

Caring for Smiles This training takes place on 18th October at The Health Village, Aberdeen.

Viral Hepatitis Training with Hepatitis Scotland and Improving the Sexual Health of Drug Users This training takes place on 25th and 26th October from 10.00am to 4pm at Citadel, Aberdeen.

Making it Easy: Health literacy to improve health and social care outcomes
By: NHS Education for Scotland. This event takes place on Wednesday, 26 October 2016
The Grassmarket Centre – Grassmarket Community Project, 86 Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh, EH1 2QA.

healthpoint Campaign

October 2016
Being Breast Aware
Whatever your age, size or shape it is important to take care of your breasts. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK, so it is important to be breast aware.
Being breast aware is part of caring for your body. It means getting to know how your breasts look and feel so you know what is normal for you.
You can then feel more confident about noticing any unusual changes.
Most changes will not turn out to be breast cancer, but if it is, the sooner it is diagnosed, the more effective the treatment will be.

healthpoint and healthline offer free, confidential advice and information on a number of health concerns: 08085 20 20 30

For more information about NHS Grampian healthpoint please visit the HI-Net healthpoints area

Other National/ Global Health Campaigns

October  2016

HI-Net Health Campaigns Calendar 2016 image

Content Updates

Grampian Health and Wellbing compendium

DPH Report 2016

DPH Report associated video

Supported Self-Care and Self-Management — Content updated

ABI Training for Trainers’ Resources – Documents updated as per new alcohol guidelines

Public Health Key Documents – Public Health Key Documents – September 2016

Health Improvement Alert- September 2016

Health Inequalites Alert- August/September 2016

If you would like to include your news and/or events in future bulletins please get in touch by contacting the HI-Net team on hinet@nhs.net.

We hope you enjoyed this edition of the HI-Net Members’ Bulletin! The next edition will be circulated next month in November.

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Submit News

Do you have news related to health improvement you would like to share? Submit your news to HI-Net on hinet@nhs.net

Submit Events

To submit your event (e.g. training session, conference, workshop and so on) please email HI-Net on hinet@nhs.net

Submit Campaign

Do you have a campaign related to health improvement you would like to share? Submit your campaign to HI-Net on hinet@nhs.net