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29 May 2014

Know your pulse – it only takes one minute

GPs from NHS Waltham Forest Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are saying to local people: ‘know your pulse- it only takes one minute’ and lead a healthy lifestyle to prevent heart attacks and stroke. This advice comes in time to mark Heart Rhythm Week 2014 from 2 - 8 June 2014.

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29 May 2014

World No Tobacco Day

Saturday 31 May is World No Tobacco Day, one of eight official global public health campaigns set up by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to raise awareness.

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22 May 2014

CCGs invited to co-commission primary care

NHS England's new chief executive, Simon Stevens, has written to CCGs inviting them to express interest in taking on increased responsibilities to co-commission primary care.

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14 May 2014

Are you anxiety aware?

The call comes from local GPs ahead of mental health week which takes place between 12-18 May. This year, anxiety is the main focus as it is one of the leading causes of mental ill-health in the world.

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14 May 2014

Waltham Forest step out for stroke

Step out for Stroke is a fun sponsored walking event for the whole family starting at 11am to 3pm on Saturday 24 May in Lloyd Park, Forest Road, Walthamstow, E17 5JW.

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14 May 2014

Act FAST on stroke

Stroke is the third leading cause of death and the single largest cause of adult disability in England. The number of people who have a stroke is higher in Waltham Forest than in other parts of England.

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13 May 2014

Launch of Dementia Friend campaign

To coincide with Dementia Awareness Week (18 – 24 May 2014), Alzheimer’s Society, working with Public Health England, has launched a national campaign asking individuals and businesses to sign up to become a Dementia Friend.

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08 May 2014

NHS care.data update

NHS England’s National Director for Patients and Information, Tim Kelsey has issued a letter on the care.data programme.

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02 May 2014

New Clinical Health Coaching scheme for Waltham Forest

NHS Waltham Forest CCG has commissioned Totally Health to run a six month pilot scheme to help support local people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD) and diabetes.

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23 Apr 2014

Quality Premium: future mental health measures

NHS England is seeking suggestions on how to develop mental health indicators for the Quality Premium, which rewards CCGs for improvements in the quality of services they commission and for enhancing health outcomes and reducing health inequalities.

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