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Big Healthy Debate - Students Film
Drama students from West Notts College act out where they see waste in the NHS, including patients stockpiling prescription drugs and using A&E departments inappropriately.
The college has teamed up with NHS Nottinghamshire County to produce the online film as part of the Big Healthy Debate campaign.
The campaign highlights the tough financial challenges facing the local NHS and how local patients can use the NHS more efficiently.
First up in the light-hearted film is ‘Boozy Betty’ who drinks too much alcohol.
It also features ‘A&E Annie’ who turns up inappropriately to A&E when she thinks there is something wrong with her baby
Another issue highlighted in the film by ‘DNA Danny’ is patients who do not attend their GP appointment, known as DNA (Did Not Attend). It is estimated that 66,000 patients missed their appointment last year, at a cost of £3m in wasted time and facilities.
Epilepsy - Jane's Story
When Jane Seed from Pinxton gave birth to Josie and Ella three years ago, her life turned upside down. If looking after twins wasn’t hard enough, when they developed symptoms of epilepsy, things got really tough.Watch Jane's story
National Child Measurement Programme
Later this autumn, primary schools will once again be taking part in the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP).
This is an annual NHS initiative which records the height and weight of all primary school children in reception and year 6.
It provides important information to help both parents and health professionals improve the health and wellbeing of children and to help tackle issues such as childhood obesity.Read more: National Child Measurement Programme
Big Healthy Debate
Patients in Nottinghamshire are being asked to help keep their NHS healthy, through a period of massive change - including £80 million worth of efficiency savings over the next two years.Watch the Big Healthy Debate
Crisis intervention community support service
Every year, thousands of Nottinghamshire patients are admitted to hospital unnecessarily, because they don’t have enough support at home. Now a unique service has been launched in part of the county to tackle the issue.Watch the film here
Newark resident Anthony “Titch” McDermot has smoked from the tender age of 6. Now 67, he suffers from the chronic lung disease COPD, has heart arrhythmia (and has a defibrillator fitted in his chest), cancer of the bladder and spinal problems.
He used to be in and out of hospital all the time but now that he is visited regularly by a community matron operating out of the Long Term Conditions Unit in Hawtonville, he doesn’t need to be admitted very often.See how Titch stays mobile by watching this film.
Breast Is Best with Lyndsey Traynor
The Apprentice… Sir Alan Sugar eat your heart out! Watch this film to get an idea of how the scheme works.
Watch the apprentiship scheme video
MEND - Mind Exercise Nutrition Do it!
Michelle and Andy Smith from Kirkby in Ashfield know how hard it is to maintain a healthy lifestyle. But after struggling with weight problems for over 20 years, they finally decided to get serious and, over a two year period, together lost more than 13 stones.
Get inspired by watching their story
Expert Patient Programme - Geoff's Story
Carer - Sylvia & Ron Stringer's story
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