Self Care Day
The following videos are presentations that took place on Thursday 17th November at Haughton Thornley Medical Centres for Self Care Day organised by Haughton Thornley Patient Partcipiation Group. There were talks on the following subjects
Helping to improve lifestyle for diabetes in English and in Bengali
The Expert Patient Programme and what it could offer you
Tameside Sight Association and help for people with visual impairment or those who care for them
2 passionate talks by patients describing their own life experience and how they have managed to get through them (available later once permission has been granted)
Introducing Enhanced Recovery at Tameside Hospital Foundation Trust and the experience in orthopaedics for patients with hip and knee replacement. This is also being introduce for some types of bowel surgery including cancers and also some gynaecological surgery too
What is Self Care and how is Haughton Thornley Medical Centres supporting it (along with pharmacists, your friends, family and others too!) through the practice website and enabling patients to have access to their GP electronic health records
Please do watch the videos and share them with others so that as many people as possible can benefit from them. We would like to thank all the participants and the speakers and Haughton Thornley Patient Participation Group for making it such a success. If you would like to get involved or would like to know more then please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Bill Burgoine, Chair of Haughton Thornley Patient Participation Group, introduces the day and the different speakers as well as the different stalls that are available for all to learn from
Abdul Salam, Asian Diabetes Support Worker, presents in English and then in Bengali what help is available for patients with diabetes to help them change their lifestyle.
Abdul Salam in Bengali
Philip Singleton from Tameside Sight Association (previously known as Tameside Blind Association) presents the work the charity does for patients with vidual impairment or who are blind to help them manage better.
Adrian from the Expert Patient Programme talks about his own experience of epilepsy, how it drove him to try to commit suicide but then how he learned about how to become an Expert Patient and now is a tutor delivering courses in Tameside & Glossop to help other patients learn too. Listen to his speech and if you would like to go on a course locally then send an email to email@example.com and we will forward your details on. The course is open to all patients and not just those at Haughton Thornley Medical Centres. There is also an online version for those who are unable to attend a face-to-face course.
Accident Prevention by Paul Vickers from Home Instead Senior Care talks about how to prevent accidents in the homea dn simple things you can do to help you feel safer at home.
Enhanced Recovery Programme in Orthopaedics at Tameside Hospital Foundation Trust by Mr Thalava and Dawn Fletcher. The talk explains a new series of techniques that have led to an early indication of dramatic improvements in outcomes for patients requiring hip and knee replacement so that patients can go home much earlier after surgery. This has been an excellent example of real teamwork amongst a variety of different clinicians from different specialties coming together. The programme has now extended to some types of colorectal surgery (including some cancers) as well as gynaecological surgery. But for it to be successful, it also needs a MOTIVATED patient. The talk includes videos of patients walking after surgery and what the programme has meant for them as well as quotes from various members of the team.
What is Self Care ? A talk by Dr Amir Hannan, a full-time General Practitioner at Haughton Thornley Medical Centres but also a Self Care Champion too for the Self Care Forum. This is an interactive talk with lots of audience participation to try to understand what self care means for you, how you can do more for yourself but also what help is available to help you do more including the practice website www.htmc.co.uk, to help you navigate through the complex health care system we have and also how access to your GP electronic health records can help you understadn your own health better and what is happening to you. He introduces the idea of the "Family Health Manager" and how they are leading the way and could help to activate the rest of the family so that everybody benefits too!