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‚ÄčThe Health and Wellbeing Trial at the Lambeth Country Show 2017


Over the weekend NHS Lambeth CCG staff joined Lambeth Council, NHS Guy's and St Thomas', South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, Healthwatch and Lambeth PPG Network colleagues to promote a Health and Wellbeing Trail. Seven points were located along the showground, covering key aspects of health and wellbeing.

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We engaged with an estimated 1,000 people, providing information and advice on getting active, eating well, dealing with stress and accessing health help locally. We met carers who hadn't had a break in years and who didn't know they could get an assessment of their own needs. We also met people who didn't have a GP and who didn't know they could register as a temporary patient to get immediate and necessary treatment. We told several people with learning disabilities about our drive to offer them health checks every year and not just once, and we showed children and young people how to use their asthma inhalers and about our school nurse textphone service. We made great connections with other groups on the health and Wellbeing Trail who included Lambeth GP Food Co-op, the Lambeth Forum Network, Veolia's Community Freshview planting project, the Alzheimer's Society and Good Gym, who get people active by getting them to volunteer for something useful in their community. This is one of the biggest events in Lambeth's calendar, with around 170,000 people attending over the weekend and a great opportunity to engage with Lambeth people and to pick up fresh ideas to feed into our work.  


For information on how to get involved in planning our presence for next year, please contact our Head of Engagement, Catherine Flynn