Highlights from Gloucestershire’s 8th Big Health Check and Social Care Open Day

Posted on 11. Jun, 2016 by in Community, Featured, Health

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This 15 minute film captures some of the voices (including many from Stroud) from the 8th Big Health Check and Social Care Open Day on 25th May 2016 in Gloucester. There is also a 6 minute version of this film at: https://youtu.be/7CASmCS3m0k

Plus just uploaded (13th June 2016) 17 further minutes filmed at the Big Health Check Day: https://youtu.be/4hvRgfHi5EA

The day included the launch of Special Olympics in Gloucestershire. See 3.24 min film of the launch at: http://stroudcommunity.tv/launch-of-special-olympics/

The event was coordinated by Simon Shorrick and Lorraine Peters of the Health Facilitation Team at the 2gether Trust. Those attending were able to take part in a wide range of activities, find out more about local services and resources from the 78 stalls and get involved in a number of fun and informative sessions. Activities included; sports, adapted bikes and trikes, archery, athletics, boccia, football, cricket and wheelchair dancing.

There was also GP training on the day; a GP refresher training about people with learning disabilities. 17 GP practices present with updates on annual health checks, Health Action Plans, confidential inquiry recommendations (including mortality review), Commissioning priorities. The training was delivered by 2gether Trust Consultant’s, LD Champion GP, Physio’s, Salt’s, Dietician and PBM trainer. On the day they were all interviewed and filmed for 3 minutes each, to capture the key messages of their presentations. This will be pulled together and made available to GP’s unable to attend – and can be accessed soon through G-Care website, part of Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust.

Big Health Check Day is funded and supported by Gloucestershire County Council, NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group, 2gether NHS Foundation Trust, Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust, Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Active Gloucestershire, Gloucester City Homes, Gloucestershire Voices and the Barnwood Trust under the umbrella of Gloucestershire Learning Disability Partnership Board. Big Health Check Day is part of the implementation of the all-age, all disability Building Better Lives Strategy.

For further information about the day, please contact Simon Shorrick, in the Health Facilitation team at 2gether, on 0800 019 3346 or email simon.shorrick@nhs.net

See more about Special Olympics Gloucestershire at: https://www.facebook.com/SOGloucester…

Find out more about the 2gether Trust at: http://www.2gether.nhs.uk/

The film was made by Stroud’s Philip Booth of Stroud Community TV with help from Rachel and James. Apologies to all who those we didn’t manage to include in this film.

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About Philip

Director and Co-Founder of Stroud Community TV

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