20th Jul 2017
I Care…Ambassadors can help meet the growing demand for staff
Skills for Care
19th Jul 2017
commitment to improve adult social care launched
19th Jul 2017
Gathering the Evidence: Making Personal Budgets Work for All
Think Local Act Personal
12th Jul 2017
Flu Vaccinators Training Sessions (Kent)
Public Health England
6th Jul 2017
Information Governance for Social Care Providers Project
As you may be aware, the project has suffered some delays due to the unexpected general election but we are now powering on!
28th February 2017
FAST - Public Health England
NHS Public Health England has relaunched its national “Act FAST” stroke campaign. The campaign aims to raise awareness of the symptoms of stroke and encourages people who recognise any single one of the symptoms of stroke, in themselves or others, to call 999 immediately.
The primary audience for the campaign is people who are more likely to experience a stroke which includes people aged 50 and over and people with medical conditions including diabetes (which can affect sight), high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and atrial fibrillation (an irregular heartbeat). The campaign also focuses on their friends, family and carers and encourages them if they witness somebody showing any single one of the stroke symptoms to overcome any initial reluctance and ‘Make the Call’, dial 999.
Working closely with the Stroke Association the campaign is built around the ‘Act F.A.S.T.’ (Face, Arms, Speech, Time) acronym to emphasise the importance of acting quickly by calling 999:
Face – has their face fallen on one side? Can they smile
Arms – can they raise both arms and keep them there
Speech – is their speech slurred?
Time to call 999
Acting F.A.S.T. as soon as stroke symptoms present themselves can not only save lives but potentially limit long-term effects.