On 1st September 2014, Margaret Rickson sadly passed away just before her 86th birthday. Margaret was a great advocate for the importance of patients being active partners in managing their health and care. You can read all about how she did this and that the change that resulted from her work and approach to life here.
This conference has been organised in her memory to try and show how as active members of our local community, as patients, carers, service users or clinicians we can also take more control of improving our health and care. This can be perhaps through community work, exercise or through digital access to our health and care information and services.
Introduction by Ingrid Brindle, Chair of Thornley House Patient Participation Group
Presentation by Steve Allinson, Chief Operating Officer for Tameside & Glossop CCG talking about exercise, cycling and commuting. Follow Steve on twitter @Steve__Allinson
Listen to Yvonne Bennett (ex-Secretary of Haughton Thornley PPG) and William Burgoine (ex-Chair of Haughton Thonrley PPG) talk about who Margaret Rickson was and why she was such an inspiration to everybody.
Professor Mike Kirby talks about the importance of hearts, telomeres and physical activity in ageing and health and the importance of a Mediterranean diet.
Glossop Rugby Club & Dr Richard Fitton - families, community, keeping children safe and DBS checks, children and adolescents working together to improve health and wellbeing - a video produced especially for the conference with local people from Glossop. Follow Dr Richard Fitton on twitter @Fitton1Richard
Bruce Elliott, Health & Social Care Information Centre and Type 1 Diabetes Expert Patient - "How can digital access to information and supporting Sunderland Football Club (or other quality teams) improve your health and carer?". Follow Bruce on Twitter @bruceelliottuk
Neil Williams, Friends of Glossop Station, walk to Glossop Station to see community involvement in action
Presentation from Glossop Swimming Pool at a very innovative wrist band that is used by the swimmers to monitor their exercise and "compete" with each other. Learn how the system works and what information is provided for swimmers and others to see.
Toto Gronlund - Health and Social Care Information Centre - talks about a very innovative way of describing risk to the public in a very simple and eloquent way! Follow Toto on twitter @TotoGronlund
Dr Hannan and Sarah Berne from Active Tameside talk about the partnership of responsibility and what we are doing in Tameside to support residents to become more active and take up exercise. Marilyn Gollom talks about how her grandson is taking charge of his own healthy at a very tender age. Shows what we can do if we provide a little help and support and work in partnership, trusting each other and shaping new behaviours.
Gary Clough from Manchester University talks about the European Commission over 70s health survey and what it means for us. He describes a new study that he is leading on for people over 75 and what we can do to support them.
John Galvin LLB talks about Health and Welfare planning for the final years of life.
Ingrid Brindle finishes by thanking everybody for coming and reflections on the day.
Watch this video to show how the message is now spreading to all corners of the world. We would like to thank everybody who has helped to share the message. Please follow @HIC2016 to get the latest information