18th October 2017, 13.00pm – 14.30pm: Seminar
Title: Physical Activity and Management of Chronic Conditions Seminar, with a Focus on Both Dementia and Cancer
Venue: Stafford TBC
Dr. Rachel Massie – Research Officer, CHAD
In this presentation, Rachel will describe and explore ‘Thinking Active’ – a community-led programme designed to combine physical activity and cognitive stimulation therapy for individuals with early onset of dementia. In total 24 participants and 11 care-givers were involved in the programme, in which the feasibility of delivering a community-led dementia programme was explored. The presentation will highlight the impact, views and experiences of participants, care-givers and service providers.
Matilda Hanjari – Research Associate, CHAD
Matilda will present the findings from the evaluation of the North Staffordshire Cancer Lifestyle Project run by the Beth Johnson Foundation. The project’s main aim is to increase the levels of physical activity, healthy eating and wellbeing in people aged 50+ who are living with or after a diagnosis of cancer. CHAD sought to provide an independent assessment of the impact of the project and allow recommendations for practice/delivery. The presentation will highlight the impact of the service on participant’s wellbeing, in addition to their views and experiences of the service.
Alice Sharp – Project Coordinator, Beth Johnson Foundation
Alice led the delivery of the North Staffordshire Cancer Lifestyle Service and will provide a short account of her experiences, challenges she faced and highs of working with this group of individuals.
CHAD Health and Social Inequalities Symposium
Thursday, 9th November, 2017, 12.30pm-5pm.
Venue: LRV, Staffordshire University, Stoke-on-Trent Campus, Leek Road
Dr Richard Harling, Director of Health and Social Care for Staffordshire County Council, will open the event. Richard has statutory responsibilities for public health and adult social services in the County and a keen interest in research.
The symposium aims to showcase translational research from a range of academic disciplines across the University and beyond, that contributes to the science and practice of reducing health and social inequalities and improving health and wellbeing. The presentations will be within the CHAD theme areas of health inclusion, healthy start, healthy living and healthy communities and place.
It will consist of both oral and poster presentations, and provide opportunities to discuss the excellent research happening in our region.
Followed at 6.00 pm by a Guest Lecture: from Duncan Selbie, Chief Executive of Public Health England.
More details to follow soon.
Guest Lecture ‘Health is Wealth’ presented by Duncan Selbie, Chief Executive of Public Health England.
Thursday 9th November, 2017, 6.00 pm.
Venue: Science Centre, Staffordshire University, Leek Road Campus, Stoke-on-Trent.
Duncan Selbie has been the Chief Executive of Public Health England since its formation in 2013.
Until 2012, he was Chief Executive of Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals, the regional teaching hospital for the south east of England. From 2003 to 2007, he was Director General of Programmes and Performance for the NHS and the first Director General of NHS Commissioning. Prior to this, he was Chief Executive of South East London Strategic Health Authority and before that Chief Executive of the South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust. (source GOV.UK)