Health Fair marks first year of CCG’s vision to create a healthier Hull

05-09-2014

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A free Health Fair takes place on 16 September 2014 from 12:30 until 4:30pm at Hull Maritime Museum, with an opportunity for people to find out about ways to support a healthy lifestyle including healthy eating and exercise sessions, alternative therapy hand massages, blood pressure checks and information on stopping smoking, sexual health and dental hygiene. 

The Health Fair will also showcase some of the community groups who have benefitted from the Healthier Hull Fund as NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) celebrates its first year of creating a healthier Hull prior to its first Annual General Meeting later that day.

Recipients of the Healthier Hull Community Fund, grants provided by Hull CCG to community groups, Hull Scorpions, Hull Remembers and Time Bank will exhibit at the fair showing the great work they do to improve health and wellbeing within their own communities. Lively performances from Hindu and Chinese dancers are also featured plus Hull’s new inter-generational choir - making the Health Fair a ‘one of a kind’ event for Hull.

The AGM will highlight the activities of CCG’s first year and look towards the future as the Hull 2020 programme takes shape with its vision of a brighter future for our city, shaped by public services and local communities working together as a single system by 2020.

The evening will round off with a ‘Question Time’ style panel of CCG Board members chaired by David ‘Burnsy’ Burns, of BBC Radio Humberside. 

Healthcare developments during 2013/14 included:

- the launch of the C.Diff Card to help protect patients at risk of contracting c.difficile

-  launch of new maternity care strategy for Hull

- substantial investment in health and social care reablement services for older people after a hospital stay

- awarding of more than £350,000 Healthier Hull Community funding to community groups working to improve health and wellbeing within their own local communities

- incorporating public feedback in the redesign of depression and anxiety services and mental health services for children and adolescents in Hull

Emma Latimer, NHS Hull CCG Chief Officer said: “Over our first year  we have been continually inspired by the passion and enthusiasm shown by CCG members, staff, partners and the public towards achieving our vision of creating a healthier Hull. We know we have a challenge ahead to make sure that local health services continue to meet the changing needs of our local population and our first AGM is an opportunity to find out more about the CCG, and how we are working with public services and local people towards a healthier future for the city through the Hull 2020 transformation programme.”

Everyone is welcome to drop in to the Health Fair without booking; however, as space is limited, people wanting to attend the formal AGM should book via https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HullCCGAGM or telephone 01482 344700

 

Notes to Editors:

- NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is led by a membership of 57 local GP practices. The CCG has a budget of around £362m to commission hospital, community and mental health services to meet the needs of the people of Hull.

- Our vision is to Create a Healthier Hull, and in order to achieve this we work in close collaboration with our partners to improve health, reduce health inequality and secure excellent services for all the communities in Hull.

- In August 2013 the CCG invited voluntary and community groups to bid for up to £5,000 ‘Healthier Hull Community Fund’ funding for projects to help improve the health of their community, get people active or help people to self-care. Funding was awarded to the groups following a public vote.

 

For further information contact the Melissa Timmins, Communications Officer, on

01482 344820 

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