New 'health passports' for looked after children

Tom and Gemma health passportNorfolk’s looked after children and care leavers have a new look health passport - an easy-to-reference record of their medical and healthcare history, designed to help them keep track and take control of their health into adulthood.

Health passports are a national initiative, with pages to record regular health checks that all looked after children have. There are also details of their health recorded by their doctors or nurses plus healthy living advice.

Our picture shows Tom and Gemma from the InCare Council who helped design the new health passports and launched them at an event in Norwich on 5th July 2016.

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Summer stings and bites

Treat bites and stings at homeHere's some great advice about how to treat bites and stings at home.

Apart from the affected area getting a little red or swollen it is usually only minor, and clears up within several hours. Most can be treated at home using a basic first aid kit.

Governing Body meeting 24th May 2016

The Governing Body of NHS Norwich Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is meeting in public on Tuesday next week (May 24th).

The meeting is being held between 2pm and 5pm in The Pierce Room of The Assembly House in Norwich.

At each meeting there is an opportunity for members of the public to raise any issues not covered by the agenda before members of the Governing Body continue with the meeting. It helps prepare full responses if they are emailed beforehand to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The agenda and papers can be viewed at http://www.norwichccg.nhs.uk/about-us/agendas-and-papers/governing-body-papers-2016/may-1

 

Jake helps the Healthy Norwich Daily Mile

Jake Humphrey at Trowse Daily MileHealthy Norwich logoTV presenter Jake Humphrey has helped children at Trowse Primary School run the last of their Marathon Daily Miles.

Importantly, it has also been a ‘dry run’ to encourage other schools in Norwich to follow suit – at the behest of Healthy Norwich, the public health initiative run by NHS Norwich Clinical Commissioning Group, Norwich City Council and Public Health.

If your school wants to take part, then contact Active Norfolk

 

Will gardening spark your hay fever?

Hayfever season is hereIt’s National Gardening Week (11-17 April) so it’s tempting to get out there, pull up a few weeds and get the lawnmower out of the shed.

But if you’ve had hay fever in the past then you’ll know the perils of grass pollen.  Symptoms include runny eyes and nose; sneezing and itchiness.