Tag Archives: Campaigning

Health as a Social Movement (NHS England)

Summary NHS England has launched a three-year programme to support what is hoped will become a broad social movement to encourage wider patient and public participation in improving health and care. Full Text Link Reference Health as a social movement. … Continue reading

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Stoptober 2014 Recruitment Campaign (Public Health England)

Summary The 2014 Stoptober Campaign is supported by British comedians, encouraging smokers to “swap fags for gags”. Last year’s Stoptober Campaign helped 250,000 people to take part; 65% of whom stopped for 28 days. Full Text Link Reference Smokers encouraged … Continue reading

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Dementia Friends Campaign Refreshed (BBC News / Department of Health / Dementia Challenge / Dementia Friends / Public Health England)

Summary Public Health England (PHE) and the Alzheimer’s Society have launched a joint campaign to encourage people to become Dementia Friends. Employers are encouraged to make it easier for people with early dementia to remain in employment and to support … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s Society Holds Dementia Friends Information Sessions (Department of Health)

Summary Volunteers across England are now able to sign up for training / awareness sessions to become a Dementia Friend. Over 12,000 people have already registered an interest in becoming a Dementia Friend. Over 60 Dementia Friends sessions and 30 Dementia Friends Champion … Continue reading

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Parkinson’s Disease Public Awareness Campaign (Parkinson’s UK, formerly the Parkinson’s Disease Society)

Summary Parkinson’s UK launched their first public awareness campaign earlier this month. The aim is to raise knowledge of the condition and improve understanding of the impact that Parkinson’s Disease has on sufferers. “Parkinson’s can affect messages the brain gives to … Continue reading

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Dementia Friends (Alzheimer’s Society: Official Website)

[A version of this item features in Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust), Volume 3 Issue 4, November 2012]. Summary The Dementia Friends initiative aims to make everyday life better for people with dementia by changing the … Continue reading

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One Million “Dementia Friends” Wanted (BBC News / Department of Health)

[A version of this item features in Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust), Volume 3 Issue 4, November 2012]. Summary The government intends to train a million people in England by 2015 to become “dementia friends”, who … Continue reading

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What Health Professionals Should Know About Dementia (Guardian Professional Healthcare Network)

Summary Former nurse Ann Johnson has made it her mission to educate healthcare professionals about dementia. She is a former lecturer in nursing at the University of Manchester, and has had dementia herself for several years. “Knowing about dementia is … Continue reading

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Perspectives On Ageing With Dementia (Joseph Rowntree Foundation)

Summary This Joseph Rowntree Foundation Perspectives paper explores the formation, development, benefits and challenges of the Scottish Dementia Working Group (SDWG). The views and experiences of people living with dementia are explored. Challenges faced by people living with dementia and … Continue reading

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