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Events at Southend East PCN

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Summer Health & Wellbeing Day
Wednesday 10th July 2024, at the Shoebury and Thorpe Bay Baptist Church 90 Thorpedene Gardens, Southend-on-Sea SS3 9JD From 9.30am to 4.00pm
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We're excited to invite you to our Summer Health and Wellbeing Day on July 10th, at the Shoebury and Thorpe Bay Baptist Church, located at 90 Thorpedene Gardens, Southend-on-Sea, SS3 9JD. The event will run from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm and is open to all patients within our Primary Care Network.

This day is designed to provide you with valuable health and wellbeing resources. You'll have the opportunity to receive advice and support from a variety of services, including:

  • Everyone Health (Talk Time 10.00am)

  • Southend Carers (Talk Time 11.00am)

  • Therapy For You (Talk Time 11.30am)

  • Brook Sexual Health (Talk Time 12.30pm)

  • Diabetes UK (Talk Time 1pm)

  • Carers Intensive Support Team (Talk Time 1.30pm)

  • GP - Skin Cancer Awareness (Talk Time 2pm)

  • COPD Community Connectors

  • Long Covid Services (Talk Time 3pm)

  • Citizen Advice Southend

  • Stop Smoking Support 

  • Yoga 4 All

  • Communities Team Southend City Council

 

On the day, we will have an array of stands from numerous community service providers, each offering leaflets and personal advice on a wide range of services. You’ll have the chance to learn more about local support options directly from knowledgeable representatives.

Additionally, the team from Norton Place will be on-site to offer the following health services:

  • Blood pressure checks and advice

  • Diabetic foot checks

  • Raising blood forms for outstanding tests and booking appointments at Norton Place

  • Women's Health which will include booking Smear tests, pre-screening for Coils/Implant & information on breast checks.

  • Cardiovascular disease (CVD)

  • Digital weight management programs for eligible participants

  • Booking Medication reviews

And much more! This is a fantastic opportunity to connect with your community, receive personalized health advice, and take advantage of various health screenings and support services.

We are also excited to offer a series of health prevention talks throughout the day. You are welcome to join as many as you like, and the schedule for these talks will be available on the booking forms. These sessions are a great way to learn more about maintaining your health and preventing common issues. Don't miss out on this opportunity to gain valuable knowledge and connect with experts in the field!

Southend East PCN

A PCN hub for Health and Social Care based at Norton Place.

Everyone Health Southend

A Health and Wellbeing service funded by Southend City Council including Weight management, Physical activity, Health Trainer, and NHS Health Checks.

Talk time: 10am

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Southend Carers

A service that provides expert advice, support and information for unpaid carers in Southend-On-Sea and beyond,

Talk time: 11am

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Therapy For You

The local provider for NHS talking therapies for mental health.

Talk time: 11:30am

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Yoga 4 All

Inclusive yoga to support physical and mental health. There is Yoga On-Demand and complementary therapies.

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Brook Sexual Health

This is based in Southend; Brook provides a service for safe sexual health and wellbeing. 

Talk time: 12:30pm

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Carers Intensive Support 

Family carers crisis and prevention service for those supporting someone with dementia, frailty and older people's mental health.

Talk time: 1:30pm

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Long Covid Service

The service offers management tools for patients so they are able to to live with Long Covid.

Talk time: 3pm

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Stop Smoking

A service that helps and supports those who wish to quit smoking and are offered the resources to help them with this.

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Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice provide general and specialist advice on a range of matters such as benefits, immigration, housing, energy, employment, family matters, debt and many more.

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COPD Connector

The COPD Connector is a volunteering opportunity for people living in Southend who have COPD or care for someone with COPD. They help care services and reduce health inequalities.

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Diabetes UK

This service offers help and support to those that are diabetic, also making people aware of the symptoms and what their risk could be. There are local support groups to join or a trained advisor to call.

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Diabetes Podiatrist

This service assists diabetic patients to help manage their disease by giving knowledge and support. This may include educating patients how to properly care for their feet and prevent infections, as well as advising them on how to regulate their blood sugar levels and limit the risk of complications. In addition to providing routine care and treatment, podiatrists may collaborate with other members of a patient’s healthcare team to ensure that they receive comprehensive diabetic care. 

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GP - Skin Cancer Awareness

Melanoma is a type of skin cancer that can spread to other areas of the body.

Join us for an informative talk by a GP who specialises in dermatology. The session will cover key topics such as identifying warning signs of skin issues, including changes in moles, tips for sun safety, and understanding various risk factors. Don't miss this opportunity to learn how to keep your skin healthy and protected.

Talk time: 2pm

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Previous Events

We hosted our Spring Wellbeing Day on Thursday 7th March 2024, this was between 9:30 am and 3:30 pm at Norton Place 162 Ness Road. We are proud to announce that we had a total of 235 attendees, patients were able to get their necessary health checks completed without no appointment. This saved a total of 494 appointments that would have been made during clinic time.

This day consisted of blood pressures, diabetic foot checks, cholesterol blood tests, stop smoking cessation, hypertension and NHS digital weight management programme.

There were services here on the day that included:

Everyone Health

Citizens Advice

Southend Carers

Carers Intensive Support

COPD Community Connector

PCN Social Prescriber

Healthwatch Southend

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

Medical Touch

The event is good and the whole  works are lovely.

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All staff were very polite and efficient and it was well run.

Holding Hands

Excellent service and the nurses were all friendly and welcoming.

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All staff were helpful, a very good idea getting all departments together on one day.

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Very fast, efficient service, staff very friendly.

Risk Factors

Medical Touch

Everyone was polite and efficient which is so welcoming and makes one feel that they matter, which is important regardless of the fact that they had a busy morning. Thank you.

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All ok, very kind and helpful.

Holding Hands

The more this service is provided, it will make people proactive with their health.

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It was a very good day and a great idea to take pressure off the GP Surgeries.

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Amanda the phlebotomist who attended me was caring and a credit to her profession.

We held a Diabetic Health and Wellbeing Day on Wednesday 15th November 2023 from 9.30 am to 4.00 pm

We had a wide range of specialists here on the day including​

Diabetes UK (Talk Time 10am)​

Everyone Health (Talk Time 10.30am and 1.30pm)​

Southend Carers (Talk Time 12.00pm)

Stop Smoking Support (Talk Time 12.30pm)

NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme (Talk Time 2pm)​

Podiatrist​​​​​

Full team from Norton Place to do BP, Blood Tests, Height, and Weight

Our Health and Wellbeing Day was on Wednesday 18th October 2023, at the Shoebury and Thorpe Bay Baptist Church.

We had a wide range of specialists here on the day and had just over 270 patients in attendance at the event.

 

Services that joined us on the day and their talk times:

Diabetes UK (Talk Time 10am)​​

Everyone Health (Talk Time 10.30am)

Eye Screening Unit (Talk Time 11am)

Podiatrist

SAVS 

Breast Cancer Now (Talk Time 11.30am)

Women's health including Smears, and Coil and Implant Contraception​​

Full team from Norton Place to do BP, Height, Weight and book you in for blood tests​

Essex Coast Physio (Talk Time 12.30pm)

Therapy For You

NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme 

Active Life

Stop Smoking Support (Talk Time 1pm)

Brook (Talk Time 1.30pm)

COPD Community Connectors (Talk Time 2pm)

Carers First​

Southend Carers (Talk Time 2.30pm)

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

Medical Touch

Specialist staff knowledgeable and able to easily answer questions/ concerns

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Really informative & helpful - will be booking further test

Holding Hands

I hope these events continue. They are invaluable and reassuring. All the advisors were so nice and helpful.

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Great to have several specialists in one place. Could about different areas of healthcare / concerns rather than visiting GP. Atmosphere more relaxed than seeing GP.

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My high blood pressure was picked up so.now have appointment with my Gp.

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