On Wednesday 26 November members of the public can vote by phone for the ‘Dementia Friendly Norfolk’ project to receive funding. So, please spread the word! A film about the project will be featured on ITV Anglia Evening News on Wednesday 26 November.
It is Self Care Week from November 17-26, 2014.
The Self Care Week message is “Self care for life – be healthy this winter” and GPs in Norwich are encouraging people to help themselves stay healthier – mentally and physically.
Dr Mike Laurence from Bacon Road Medical Centre in Norwich said: “Everyone knows that the NHS comes under much more pressure when the weather is colder and when more bugs circulate.
We're getting ready for winter - and that means making sure the local health 'system' can cope with more illness and accidents.
NHS and social care organisations are working in close partnership to deliver a range of initiatives and services to ensure patients receive the best possible care.
Among the measures already in place is the Urgent Care Centre(UCC) at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital which reopened this month after a successful trial last winter when it helped meet rising demand and prompted positive feedbackfrom patients and their families.
Can you steer clear of booze for 31 days?
With the festive excess gone, Healthy Norwich is challenging city residents to join Dry January 2015.
Dry January is a national campaign to give up alcohol for 31 days and give yourself a healthier start to the new year.
By banishing the booze you can save money, lose weight, feel better and even break bad habits that may have been creeping up on you unawares.
Dry January 2015 is organised by Alcohol Concern. Last year more than 17,000 people all over the UK signed up to the campaign. Many were sponsored to raise money or held Dry January events at work or in their communities.
A campaign aimed at reducing unnecessary waste has been running face to face in Norwich. Local health chiefs have estimated that more than £1m is lost each year in Norwich through medicine wastage.
The campaign, launched by the NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups for Norwich, West Norfolk, North Norfolk and South Norfolk has been taken to supermarket pharmacies across the county. The campaign calls upon people to: