Month / July 2015

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  • healthmakers

    HealthMakers: Making A Difference To Those With Long Term Health Conditions

    Bracknell and Ascot Clinical Commissioning Group has set up a community of “Healthmakers” to ensure people with long term health conditions are able to offer support to each other. The idea was born from the Olympic “Gamesmakers” initiative, which saw up to 70,000 people provide voluntary services to make the games the success it was.…

  • International Youth Day

    International Youth Day: 12th August 2015

    This year we are pledging our support for International Youth Day 2015, which takes place on 12th August each year. The day raises awareness of youth issues, by bringing them to the attention of the wider international community and celebrating the contribution and potential of young people in today’s society.   The day also highlights…

  • European Health Insurance Card

    EHIC: What You Need To Know

    Are you shortly about to head off on European getaway? You are probably planning on taking your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) with you and feeling confident that its all you need if you get ill. But wait. That is not actually the case.   There is an awful lot of confusion surrounding the EHIC…

  • revised attitude towards mental health

    MHF Calls For Revised Approach To Mental Health Illness

    The Mental Health Foundation (MHF) has recently published a report calling for the British Government and UK media to review its approach to mental health illness. The new report, “A Better Understanding, Psychiatry’s Social Contract” says that the media’s treatment of health related issues needs to be improved in order to combat the stigma currently…

  • workforce public health

    Could You Help In Addressing England’s Health Crisis?

    Are you a bartender, hairdresser, cleaner or postal worker? Well, you could form a key part in tackling England’s ever-increasing health crisis according to a report from The Royal Society for Public Health.   The “Rethinking the Public Health Workforce” report lists a number of professions, public bodies and emergency services that could help the…