HI-Net Members’ Bulletin – December 2017 / January 2018

Welcome to the December 2017 /January 2018 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.

With the holiday period approaching we wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New year…

Thank you for your time!

Kind regards
Hollie Knox

Latest News

A96 Travel Study

AECOM has recently been commissioned by Aberdeen City Council to carry out the A96 (Inverurie to Aberdeen city centre) Collective Travel Study under the CIVITAS PORTIS programme. Which is an EU funded project. Aberdeenshire Council and NESTRANS form part of the steering group for the study.

The CIVITAS PORTIS programme seeks to address the unique transport challenges of a set of port-based cities across Europe.
This study will focus on the broad A96 Corridor (between Aberdeen City Centre and Inverurie – see map below), taking into account:

– The A96 road corridor (and associated connections), focusing in particular on Craibstone Park and Ride and bus services, cycling infrastructure and associated footways / pedestrian infrastructure such as crossings.
– The rail line via Dyce and Inverurie and associated rail services and stations.

The aim of the study is to look at ways to encourage more sustainable travel choices – by this we mean bus, rail, car sharing, travelling by low emission vehicles (such as electric vehicles), cycling and walking. We’re particularly interested in regular, everyday journeys such as commuting.

Further details about the programme can be found on this webpage: http://civitas.eu/portis/aberdeen

One of AECOM’s first tasks is engaging with people who live and work in the area, and organisations, to help develop an understanding of the issues and priorities for the corridor.

As an organisation involved in Getabout, we are keen to gather feedback from your staff, students and users. We have an online Placecheck tool open for comments for this project until the end of December 2017. This is an online mapping tool, which anyone can add comments to – things they like about the corridor, things they don’t like and crucially, things they would like to see improved to help them make more sustainable travel choices. Therefore, if you have any feedback, especially feedback specifically related to a particular location, please visit our site and submit your comments: http://www.placecheck.info/maps/aberdeencollectivetravel

Walk Aberdeen Call for Volunteers

Want to help older adults be more active and maintain their independence?

Walk Aberdeen, Sport Aberdeen’s walking project, would like to deliver a project working in Sheltered housing and day centres across the city. The project is designed to get residents of these buildings on their feet and more active through simple chair-based exercises and fun activities.

The project would be delivered over a 12 week period in various complexes across the city by trained volunteers. The volunteers will undergo approximately 16 hours training leading to 3 nationally recognised certificates.

Volunteers would be supported throughout the project by Brian Harrison, Walk Aberdeen’s Health Walk Coordinator. For more information, please contact bharrison@sportaberdeen.co.uk

Events Calendar

RGU School of Nursing and Midwifery Research Seminar Programme- December 2017

Tuesday 12th December 4-5pm, N344 Sir Ian Wood Building, Garthdee Campus

The Med-Chi Event – Thursday, 7 December 2017

This Med-Chi lecture, with Miss Moira McCormack gives information on providing physiotherapy for the Royal Ballet and the challenges of hypermobility on Thursday 7th December 2017 at 7pm – 9pm at the Medico-Chirurgical Hall, Medical School, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, AB25 2ZD.

Living Well and Ageing Well in Aberdeen – Wednesday, 13 December 2017

This event will be an opportunity to provide an input and shape our local services for older people and those who assist them on Wednesday 13th Decemer 2017 at 9:00 untill 12:30 in the Star Room at the Beach Ballroom.

The Med-Chi Event – Thursday, 14 December 2017

This event takes place on Thursday 14 December 2017 from 10am to 21:30pm in The Suttie Centre for Teaching & Learning in Healthcare,Institute of Education for Medical & Dental Sciences Foresterhill,Aberdeen AB25 2ZD.

Stroke Training Course/Study Day -2017

These trainings takes place various dates throughout the year 2017 in different locations(Woodend Hospital, Dr Gray’s Hospital and Suttie Centre)

For 2018 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 hinet@nhs.net

healthpoint Campaign

The healthpoint hold monthly campaigns inclusive of activity weeks for the staff and public to take a practical approach to health with help from specialist services. These campaigns are all done in line with both local and national campaigns. Please see the healthpoint campaigns below.



December 2017

Festive Campaign – includes Alcohol Awareness & Sexual Health

World Aids Day

www.nhsghpcat.org  www.alcoholawarenessweek.com www.sexualhealthscotland.co.uk       www.nhsgrampian.org/sexualhealth    www.tht.org.uk  www.worldaidsday.org

Recommended leaflets:

  • World AIDS Day materials
  • Alcohol Focus Scotland publications
  • Survival guide to drinking (NHS Health Scotland)
  • Unit glasses if in stock
  • NHS Grampian BBV leaflets
  • Contraception your choice

Other Health Campaigns

December 2017

HI-Net Content Update

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 in February 2018.

In this Section

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