The importance of good health information
More than 50 delegates from a range of organisations gathered at a recent event, held by NHS Ayrshire & Arran’s Health Information and Resources Service (HIRS), to discuss the importance of good quality health information.
HIRS provides a wide range of health promotion materials for healthcare professionals and members of the public. These include books, DVDs, reports, teaching packs, leaflets, posters and other materials on a range of health-related topics.
Delegates came from a number of backgrounds including public health, education, community and learning development, homeless organisations, mental health, sexual health, oral health, addiction services and voluntary organisations. The event provided delegates with the opportunity to find out about the resources provided by HIRS and also the chance to influence the ongoing development of the service.
Dr Carol Davidson, Executive Director of Public Health, commented: “The feedback from the day has been very positive with the majority of delegates enjoying the event and valuing the opportunity to influence how the service should develop in the future. This has helped us identify what we need to do to support the people of Ayrshire andArranto access, understand and act on information about their health and wellbeing”.
Life after cancer – what happens next?
If you have finished your cancer treatment and are wondering what happens next, NHS Ayrshire & Arran and Macmillan Cancer Support are here to help. Come along to the health and wellbeing event and find out more about life after cancer.
Health and wellbeing event
Tuesday 28 August 2012
from 10am to 4pm
Hotel Mercure, Ayr (formerly the Ramada Jarvis Hotel)
Sandra White, Nurse Consultant in Cancer explains: “Many people living with cancer don’t know where to go for help and support once their treatment has ended. They can often feel lost and confused, and don’t know who to turn to. Help is out there.
“I would encourage anyone who is living with cancer to come along and find out more about what support is available. There will be representatives from NHS Ayrshire & Arran and Macmillan Cancer Support on hand to answer your questions.”
Throughout the day, there will be information sessions and stands covering:
- Sexual health
- Health promotion
- Positive wellbeing
- Look good, feel good – Boots No. 7
- Ayrshire Cancer Support
- The late effects of cancer treatment
- Chi Gung
- Complementary therapies
Refreshments will be available. Family and friends are welcome to come along to the event.
For more information about the event, contact Sandra White, Nurse Consultant in Cancer on 01563 826024.