Please note: all event listed here are now closed and have already taken place.

Event programmes, event presentations and any other supporting information can be found under each event title below.

 

 

May 2017

NICE Question Time and Public Board Meeting

17 May, 2017

Chester Town Hall

NICE Question Time and Public Board Meeting – Chester, 17 May 2017 Do you have a burning question for NICE? Do you want to find out more about how NICE quality standards and guidelines are supporting and improving patient care and service delivery? Then book your place today to attend NICE Question Time and Public Board Meeting for a unique opportunity to put questions directly to our Chair and...

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Public Health Seminar - international policy perspective of health impact assessment

12 May, 2017

University of Chester - riverside Campus

A series of Public Health seminars open to students, academic staff, the wider public health workforce and the public will be held at the University of Chester.    Hosted by the Faculty of Health and Social Care, the seminars, which have the theme of Sharing Public Health learning experience, will all take place at the Riverside Campus and are free to attend. Friday, May 12 – Professor Alex Scott...

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Licensing event - Reducing alcohol harm

10 May, 2017

Select Stadium, Lower House Lane, Widnes, WA8 7DZ

This event will provide a valuable opportunity to share ideas about key developments in the alcohol harm reduction programme in Cheshire & Merseyside, as well as to update colleagues about the wide-ranging programme of work established. The Chief Executive Officers and Leaders of the nine local authorities in Cheshire & Merseyside have agreed to find common approaches to reducing harm...

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Public Health Seminar - executive leadership and US healthcare systems

5 May, 2017

University of Chester - riverside Campus

A series of Public Health seminars open to students, academic staff, the wider public health workforce and the public will be held at the University of Chester.    Hosted by the Faculty of Health and Social Care, the seminars, which have the theme of Sharing Public Health learning experience, will all take place at the Riverside Campus and are free to attend. Friday, May 5 – Asmait Yohannes, Vice...

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April 2017

Saving lives: Reducing the pressure – The Big Pledge

27 April, 2017

Halliwell Jones Stadium, Warrington

A Cheshire & Merseyside blood pressure stakeholder event.   Since the launch of the five year cross sector blood pressure strategy “Saving lives: Reducing the pressure” great progress has been made against its objectives. One year on from the launch of the strategy, this event aims to bring together colleagues and partners across Cheshire & Merseyside to celebrate success, share learning...

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A series of Public Health seminars open to students, academic staff, the wider public health workforce and the public will be held at the University of Chester.    Hosted by the Faculty of Health and Social Care, the seminars, which have the theme of Sharing Public Health learning experience, will all take place at the Riverside Campus and are free to attend. Friday, April 7 – Professor Paul...

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February 2017

Home and Health workshop

28 February, 2017

Halliwell Jones Stadium, Warrington

Our home and neighbourhoods provide our ‘health setting’ for most, if not all, of our lives. This one day workshop, delivered by PHE, will enable participants from across the local public health system to take action so that everyone has a home and neighbourhood that enables them to ‘start, live and age well’, including at times of crisis and following other changes in circumstance.  What will be...

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January 2017

Book Now! Last few places available- Learning hub hosted by Warrington public team

30 January, 2017

Warrington Borough Council, New Town House, First Floor Conference Room, Buttermarket Street, Warrington, WA1 2NH

What are learning hubs? Learning hubs are an exciting new addition to the Champs CPD and events programme that give an opportunity for practitioners within local authorities to build their knowledge and skills in public health. It will also facilitate sharing of good practice across teams in Cheshire & Merseyside. Each learning hub will be hosted by a particular local authority and topics to...

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Girl's and Women's Health event - hosted by Halton Council

24 January, 2017

Select Stadium, Widnes, WA8 7DZ

Halton Borough Council's Public Health Team are hosting this event and discussion areas include child and maternal health, mental health, Cancer, lifestyles and sexual health. Your views will inform existing services and support development of future strategies. To register for this event please visit click here

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December 2016

  Time Event 08:30 Registration and Coffee in the Networking Area 09:25 Chair’s Opening AddressProfessor Paul French, Joint Chief Investigator, PRODIGY Study, Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (invited)   Session 1: Early Intervention 09:30 Keynote AddressSpeaker TBC (invited) 09:50 Lily Makurah, Deputy National Lead Mental Health & Wellbeing, Public Health England (...

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November 2016

Influenza - coping with the unpredictable

10 November, 2016

Select Stadium Lowerhouse Lane Widnes Cheshire WA8 7DZ

This half day session brought to you by Champs Public Health Collaborative and Public Health England North West aims to build knowledge and understanding of the wider impact of Influenza. As well as reviewing National Guidance, the event will allow colleagues to discuss public health interventions and the management of outbreaks.   Background Seasonal influenza causes substantial illness and...

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October 2016

Engaging and Communicating with people who are suicidal, self-harm or who have depression

19 October, 2016

The Centre, Birchwood Park, Warrington, Cheshire WA3 6YN

This is a one-day free conference to develop, among the non-mental health workforce, skills and strategies for communicating and engaging with adults who are suicidal, who self-harm or who experience depression. The conference is a CPD event targeted mainly at NHS primary care, non-medical health professionals (e.g. practice nurses, district nurses, A&E nurses, community health and social...

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September 2016

Adaptive/System Leadership Masterclass - Skills for managing complex change

27 September, 2016

Halliwell Jones Stadium, Warrington, Cheshire WA2 7NE

Session Aim:   This half day session aims to equip colleagues with the skills to resolve complex issues and to lead complex change in health and social care when working across organisations and geographical boundaries. It can be used as a refresher for those who attended the previous Skills for System Leadership programme in 2015, provided by PHE, or would equally be beneficial for those who...

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THIS IS NOT A CHAMPS EVENT - The Behaviour Change Conference 2016

16 September, 2016

Manchester Art Gallery 81 Princess Street Manchester M1 4HR

FREE EVENT TO REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT CLICK HERE The Behaviour Change Conference 2016 organised by Manchester Metropolitan University's Behaviour Change Network aims to bring together academic researchers and practitioners to focus on improving public health, using techniques derived from a wide range of discipline areas including Psychology, Public Health, and Computing. Speakers at the event...

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July 2016

The Marketing of Junk Food to Children

15 July, 2016

Preston - Fishergate, Preston, PR1 8XJ

THIS IS NOT A CHAMPS EVENT The Committee on Advertising Practice is consulting on proposals for further restrictions on the advertising to children of food and soft drink products in non-broadcast media. The consultation was launched on 13 May, and is open for 10 weeks - until 22 July. You can find a link here. Food Active, in collaboration with Lancashire County Council, and with the support of...

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"Hackathon" workshop for Care Homes

13 July, 2016

Liverpool

THIS IS NOT A CHAMPS EVENT Do you have a passion for making a difference to the care provided in schemes and care homes around the country? Do you like to problem solve and find innovative solutions to everyday issues in delivering healthcare to keep the more vulnerable members of our society safe, well and avoiding admissions into secondary care? What are the timings for the Hackathon? Day one...

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Health in Business Workshop

13 July, 2016

The Pyramid, Warrington WA1 1BL

THIS IS NOT A CHAMPS EVENT Warrington is hosting the UK Healthy Cities Network (UKHCN) meeting on 13 July and the invitation is extended to other public health colleagues in Cheshire & Merseyside (C&M). The theme is Participatory governance for health: the role of business.   Cities from across the UK and C&M will get together to share learning and good practice. Warrington will...

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Mental Health Challenges in Primary Care

13 July, 2016

Goodison Park, Liverpool, L4 4EL

THIS IS NOT A CHAMPS EVENT   Mental Health Challenges in Primary Care is an event that will aim to update and increase awareness regarding difficulties faced by primary care clinicians, with a special focus on integrating both physical and mental health Registration information and further details of how to register for this learning event are available here   There will be £50 charge to attend...

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THIS IS NOT A CHAMPS EVENT This is one of the most important dates in the North West Employers’ calendar and we would love you to join us and be part of the day. Creating opportunities for our members and their partners to connect and network is core to why we exist as an organisation. We want to utilise our annual conference to bring together leaders from across public services to share ideas...

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June 2016

This is not a Champs event but a Merseyside and Cheshire Quality Improvement Network event - All enquiries should go to: info@innovationagencynwc.nhs.uk Please register via eventbrite using the link here Join Dr Peter Chamberlain and the Merseyside and Cheshire Quality Improvement Network (MCQUIN) Steering Group 2016 at the launch of 'IGNITE' - a new local network of healthp rofessionals that...

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April 2016

EVENT FULLY BOOKED - Private screening of the Divide documentary

19 April, 2016

FACT, 88 Wood Street, Liverpool L1 4DQ

This private screening is being delivered by Champs, the Public Health Collaborative, in conjunction with Liverpool University, Liverpool John Moores University and the Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care North West Coast (CLAHRC NWC). This event is now fully booked. Please e-mail champscpd@wirral.gov.uk with any queries.

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March 2016

Promoting healthy weight: National policy to local action

23 March, 2016

Blackburne House, Blackburne Place, Off Hope Street, Liverpool, L8 7PE

Registration is now open for this 2016 North West event  In light of recent publications including the PHE evidence report on sugar reduction, the Health Select Committee Inquiry report ‘Brave and Bold Action’ and the forthcoming National Childhood Obesity Strategy, the purpose of the day is to provide delegates from across the North West with an opportunity to review and consider local plans and...

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Smoking still kills....... in Cheshire and Merseyside

16 March, 2016

Halton Select Stadium, Lowerhouse Lane, Widnes, WA8 7DZ

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Engaging and Communicating with Young People Aged 10-18

9 March, 2016

Chancellor's Conference Centre

This event is arranged and hosted by Manchester School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work. This is a one-day, free conference to develop skills and strategies for communicating with and engaging 10-18 year olds, especially those individuals with emotional and mental health issues.  Click here to read more and register.

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Working with Young People: Self-harm, depression and personality disorder

1 March, 2016

The Centre, Birchwood Park, near Warrington

This event is supported by the NHS Cheshire and Merseyside Strategic Clinical Network A local, multi-disciplinary approach to supporting children and young people in Cheshire and Merseyside This unique study day will provide clinicians and practitioners, from a wide range of backgrounds, with an opportunity to explore three diverse but interrelated aspects of practice.  Click here for further...

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February 2016

How can apps support self-management?

23 February, 2016

Premiere Suite in the Jack Walker Stand, Northcote at the Rovers, Ewood Park, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB2 4JF

The North West Coast Connected Health Ecosystem brings together partners from health and social care, industry, academia and patient organisations to focus on improving health across the North West Coast at the same time as generating economic benefits for the region, through the uptake and deployment of connected health solutions.   To register for this event please click here   What we want...

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7th NWC Connected Health Ecosystem event - 'How can apps support self-management?'

23 February, 2016

Premiere Suite in the Jack Walker Stand, Northcote at the Rovers, Ewood Park, Blackburn, BB2 4JF

This event is being arranged and hosted by the North West Coast Academic Health Science Network and the European Connected Health Alliance.  The focus of the event is ‘How can apps support self-management?'.  Click here to read more and register your place.  

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Annual suicide prevention summit

11 February, 2016

Everton Football Club, Goodison Road, Liverpool, L4 4EL

View the programme View event presentations here State of Mind summary presentation here  

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January 2016

PHE would like to invite you to the National Cardiovascular Health Intelligence Network Masterclass in Cheshire on Thursday 14 January 2016. Experts from Public Health England's National Cardiovascular Intelligence Network will be joined by colleagues from NHS England's Commissioning for Value team, SSNAP (national stroke audit), UK Renal Registry, the National Diabetes Audit and NICOR (national...

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Violence Prevention Research in Focus Seminar

13 January, 2016

Marybone Lecture Theatre, 8 Marybone, Liverpool

Invitation to attend the Centre for Public Health, World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for Violence Prevention, Research in Focus event. To attend this FREE event, please e-mail ResearchInFocus@ljmu.ac.uk

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November 2015

Atrial Fibrillation (AF) Pathway Launch

27 November, 2015

Holiday Inn Runcorn,Wood Ln,Runcorn,WA7 3HA

The Cheshire and Merseyside Strategic Clinical Networks are delighted to be holding the second of two events to launch the ‘Clinical pathway for people with atrial fibrillation or at risk of atrial fibrillation’. These events have been designed to support stakeholders within the Cheshire and Merseyside area with education and support tools for the clinical management of AF in Primary, Secondary...

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Atrial Fibrillation (AF) Pathway Launch

24 November, 2015

Aintree Racecourse,Ormskirk Rd,Liverpool,L9 5AS

The Cheshire and Merseyside Strategic Clinical Networks are delighted to be holding the first of two events to launch the ‘Clinical pathway for people with atrial fibrillation or at risk of atrial fibrillation’. These events have been designed to support stakeholders within the Cheshire and Merseyside area with education and support tools for the clinical management of AF in Primary, Secondary...

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Cheshire and Merseyside Blood Pressure Partnership Board - System Leadership Workshop

19 November, 2015

Halliwell Jones Stadium, Winwick Way, Warrington, Cheshire

By Invitation only   High blood pressure has been identified as a priority for collaborative action across the sub region. Despite being largely preventable it is very common, affecting more than one in four adults in England. It has a significant impact on the health and life expectancy of the community, and contributes to unsustainable strain on health care and social services.   Just as the...

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Health Protection - Cheshire & Merseyside Air Quality CPD Event

11 November, 2015

Select Stadium, Widnes, Cheshire

Background Poor air quality is a major public health issue. An estimated 340,000 life-years are lost annually in England due the short- and long-term effects of particulate air pollution. In Cheshire and Merseyside in 2012, 4.4% of all deaths were estimated to have a contribution from particulate air pollution. As well as directly reducing harm, actions to limit air pollution can have wider...

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Health Education North West Integrated Care Showcase

3 November, 2015

Mercure Last Drop Village Hotel, Bolton, BL7 9PZ

The event will focus on: Showcasing the outputs of HENW’s Integrated Care Workforce Demonstrator sites Devo Manc: Developing the workforce strategy North West Vanguards: Key workforce challenges and progress to date   To register your place to attend the Integrated Care Showcase please complete the online booking at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/IntegratedCareShowcase. Please note you will need...

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October 2015

Cheshire & Merseyside Test Bed Application: Stakeholder Engagement Event

8 October, 2015

Select Stadium, Lowerhouse Lane, Widnes, Cheshire

In March 2015, NHS England and HM Government launched the Test Bed programme to identify 5/6 Test Beds nationally. The Test Bed programme aims to identify and promote high value innovations that produce significant health improvements at the same or less cost than existing practice.   Partners across Cheshire and Merseyside are working together to tackle High Blood Pressure and Atrial...

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Working With Young People: Self Harm & Suicide

7 October, 2015

The Centre, Birchwood Park near Warrington

A local, multi-disciplinary approach to supporting children and young people in Cheshire and Merseyside. To reserve your place please contact STORM Skills Training: email: martin@stormskillstraining.com.  View event flyer here.  

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September 2015

NO MORE - A suicide prevention event in Cheshire & Merseyside

10 September, 2015

Halliwell Jones Stadium, Warrington

This event, hosted jointly by Champs Public Health Collaborative and Mersey Care NHS Trust, will see the launch of the Cheshire & Merseyside NO MORE zero suicide strategy and the Mersey Care local suicide prevention strategy and programme of work. Taking place on World Suicide Prevention Day on 10th September, it aims to inform stakeholders of our bold vision to eliminate suicide in Cheshire...

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June 2015

FPH 2015 Annual Public Health Conference – 23 & 24 June

23 June, 2015

Gateshead Convention Bureau

The Faculty of Public Health (FPH) can confirm that it will run its 2015 Annual Conference at Sage, Gateshead following a strong bid led by Eugene Milne, Director of Public Health at Newcastle City Council, and the Newcastle Gateshead Convention Bureau.   Click here for full details including information on how to book your place. 

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Domestic abuse – it’s everyone’s business – Senior Leaders Event, 18 June

18 June, 2015

FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology), 88 Wood St, Liverpool L1 4DQ

Please note: This event is now fully booked and registration is closed. We are sorry but only people who have registered will be admitted to the event.  Aims To raise awareness of domestic abuse as a key issue for all sectors and to strengthen the potential for connecting to tackle it To highlight the results of a collaborative Public Health campaign approach, Be a Lover not a Fighter. Event...

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May 2015

This event, builds on the work to date in ensuring maximum impact is made of the revised Healthy Child Programme and the transfer of 0-5 public health responsibilities to Local Councils;  it is an opportunity for multi-disciplinary colleagues across Cheshire & Merseyside to come together and agree a definition of school readiness which can be used as the basis for all professionals and...

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March 2015

Public Health England's (PHE) Public Mental Health Team and National Mental Health Dementia and Neurology Intelligence Network are pleased to announce their third annual summit, Public Mental Health Summit: Collaborating in a Changing Landscape. This free to attend summit is aimed at people working across the public health system who have a particular interest or responsibility for the planning,...

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CLOSED - Beat High Blood Pressure - Action Learning Day -

9 March, 2015

Halliwell Jones Stadium, Warrington

PLEASE NOTE - this event has now past. To view news story and presentations from the day please click here.     High blood pressure affects more than 1 in 4 adults in England and is the second biggest risk factor for premature death and disability. However only 4 in 10 adults with high blood pressure are both aware of their condition and are managing it to the levels recommended. There are...

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Dame Carol Black will be presenting at this event organised by Public Health at Cheshire West and Chester Council in partnership with the University of Chester. Dame Carol Black is Adviser on Work and Health at the Department of Health, England, Chair of the Nuffield Trust, Chair of the Governance Board, Centre for Workforce Intelligence and Principal of Newnham College Cambridge. As Expert...

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February 2015

An interactive and informal study day designed for non-specialist members of the pri-mary care or community team who care for people at risk of or diagnosed with demen-tia and their families. The aim of this study day is for practitioners to acquire knowledge and understanding of the types and causes of dementia, the principles of the treatment, so they have the confidence to refer for diagnosis...

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Suicide Reduction Network Annual Conference

4 February, 2015

Martin Dawes Stand, The Halliwell Jones Stadium, Warrington WA2 7NE

This will be the region's 5th Suicide Reduction Summit and this year we are celebrating our progress, giving you an opportunity to have input into a new strategy for our region and focusing on suicide prevention in primary care.  Join us as we recognise the achievements that have made our network a national example of good practice and our aspirations for the year ahead… Sessions covering:...

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This event aims to brief and update all relevant partners on the current picture of domestic abuse and recent local initiatives to tackle the issue across Cheshire and Merseyside.  It will include a presentation of the evidence base for the NICE Pathway which aims to ensure a safe and robust response to incidents of domestic abuse. It will also give an opportunity for questions and group...

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January 2015

Beyond Greenspace: How can nature create healthier and wealthier places?

27 January, 2015

Blackburne House, Hope Street, Liverpool

We are pleased to invite you to this event, hosted by the Heseltine Institute for Public Policy and Practice in collaboration with Nature Connected – the Liverpool City Region Local Nature Partnership – and the North West Coast Academic Health Science Network. People enjoy visiting and creating green spaces. But, whilst we may instinctively believe that parks and open spaces improve our quality...

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Ever thought, what is the point they just don't listen or even better, stop me if you have heard this one "I just don't understand it, because I hardly eat a thing!"Well this is the course where you gain insight into the skills of motivational interviewing for everyday practice. This will be useful during the 2 to 10 minutes you have with someone about changes they want to make. It could be...

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Dual Diagnosis

1 January, 2015

TBC

(date and time tbc, please ignore the listed date above) Fee: £79 This seminar on mental health and alcohol and will focus on discussion and understanding of dual diagnosis and the impact it is having on the North West. This networking seminar is aimed at colleagues in the North West who are interested in kick starting conversations on dual diagnosis and progressing work in this area building on...

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December 2014

Save the Date - Developing Effective Local Healthy Weight Policy

4 December, 2014

Friends Meeting House, Manchester

Food Active are pleased to invite you to save the date for our forthcoming event 'Developing effective local healthy weight policy and sharing good practice across the North West'. They are very pleased to announce that Aseem Malhotra will be joining them to provide his insight and a national perspective into the effects of sugar on health. In order to share good practice, the event aims to bring...

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November 2014

Public Health Masterclass - Approaches to End of Life

27 November, 2014

Daresbury Park, Warrington

End of Life issues affect health and wellbeing in many ways including illness, disability, caring responsibility and bereavement.   This Masterclass aims to highlight the rationale for Public Health Approaches to End of Life and the importance of bringing the two paradigms together. This event will enable individuals to explore the successes and challenges of establishing public health approaches...

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NHS England Practical Cardiology In The Community - Annual Conference

27 November, 2014

Double Tree Hilton, Chester

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An interactive and informal study day designed for non-specialist members of the pri-mary care or community team who care for people at risk of or diagnosed with demen-tia and their families. The aim of this study day is for practitioners to acquire knowledge and understanding of the types and causes of dementia, the principles of the treatment, so they have the confidence to refer for diagnosis...

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Richard Wilkinson, Emeritus Professor of Social Epidemiology at the University of Nottingham Medical School will deliver the Haygarth Public Health Lecture - Inequality: the enemy between us?   The Haygarth Lecture has been established to celebrate the long tradition of public health action in Cheshire and is named in honour of the 18th-century Physician, John Haygarth FRS (1740-1827), who...

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Cheshire & Merseyside Tobacco Control Innovation Conference

6 November, 2014

The Women's Organisation, 54 St James Street, Liverpool, L1 0AB

A limited number of places are still available for the Cheshire and Merseyside Tobacco Control Innovation Conference on November 6th 2014. To reserve a place please complete and return the attached booking form at your earliest convenience. The event promises to be a great opportunity to learn and share, with presentations from some fantastic speakers and the chance to ask questions to a panel of...

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October 2014

Ever thought, what is the point they just don't listen or even better, stop me if you have heard this one "I just don't understand it, because I hardly eat a thing!"Well this is the course where you gain insight into the skills of motivational interviewing for everyday practice. This will be useful during the 2 to 10 minutes you have with someone about changes they want to make. It could be...

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Anti-Tobacco Industry Event for Young People

28 October, 2014

‘OurPlace’, Longview Drive, Huyton, L36 6EG

As part of the Smoke & Mirrors Project, Tobacco Free Futures, is running an event in Cheshire and Merseyside for young people to highlight how tobacco companies deliberately target their products at young people using a range of techniques.   The event will give young people an opportunity to find out more about our anti-industry youth programme, Smoke & Mirrors, explore tobacco industry...

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Protecting Health - Emergency Preparedness Resilience and Response

22 October, 2014

Select Stadium Widnes, Cheshire

This event aims to brief and up-date all relevant partners across Cheshire and Merseyside on the current EPRR arrangements in order to ensure safe and robust response to health protection incidents. Objectives 1.    To raise awareness on EPRR developments over the last year 2.    To raise awareness about Local Resilience Forums (LRFs) and Local Health Resilience Partnerships (LHRPs) 3.    To...

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Hypertension ...

9 October, 2014

TBC

Led by C&M Strategic Clinical Networks    This study day will start with "why bother managing hypertension" and reviews the big-ger picture, but moves swiftly into the practical. Starting with a very simple story of the patho physiology of hypertension. This story is then the basis for the management deci-sions made and enables the delegates to appreciate the reasons for drug choice, side...

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How do we make the most of each and every opportunity to help people improve their health and wellbeing? Every contact with a customer should be seen as an opportunity to encourage healthier lifestyle choices. But tackling sensitive issues such as weight loss, smoking cessation or alcohol abuse requires expertise, confidence and knowledge in order to deliver the message effectively. Making Every...

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September 2014

The Cardiovascular Disease Strategic Clinical Network is hosting two events to engage with all stakeholders involved in management of patients with Atrial Fibrillation across Cheshire and Merseyside. These events will bring medical professionals together to gain knowledge of the newly revised NICE AF guidelines, the impact this has on the management of patients with Atrial Fibrillation and how we...

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Making better decisions on public health spending - conference

18 September, 2014

The King's Fund London

With local authority public health budgets being ring-fenced, there is increased urgency to demonstrate return on investment in relation to public health interventions and explore methods of decision-support for public health priority-setting. This one-day conference, run in partnership with the Local Government Association, will help public health professionals and health and wellbeing boards...

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World Cancer Research Fund UK -

17 September, 2014

Manchester Conference Centre

Venue: Manchester Conference Centre Weston Hall of Residence, Sackville Street, Manchester M1 3BB World Cancer Research Fund UK presents a FREE one day event for anyone working to improve the health of their local community With worldwide cancer cases expected to increase by 70 per cent in the next 20 years, and an annual cost to the NHS of £5 billion, it has never been more important to put...

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Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)

11 September, 2014

Manchester

  Fee £79 Venue –4th Floor Dale House Manchester M1 2HF led by Drink Wise Offices A seminar to start a North West conversation on FASD What is FASD? How does it happen? Who is at risk? This seminar will introduce FASD and the issues and risks associated with it. It aims to de-mystify FASD as well as investigating perceptions towards it and what needs to happen to start addressing it. Innovative...

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The Cardiovascular Disease Strategic Clinical Network is hosting two events to engage with all stakeholders involved in management of patients with Atrial Fibrillation across Cheshire and Merseyside. These events will bring medical professionals together to gain knowledge of the newly revised NICE AF guidelines, the impact this has on the management of patients with Atrial Fibrillation and how we...

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Elements of the programme run over a three month period:   Manchester - Venue: North West Employers Welcome to the Programme - 9 September 2014 Strategic Influencing - 2 October 2014 Leading Branding - It’s Deeper Than It Looks - 6 November 2014 Personal Resilience and Resourcefulness - 21 November 2014 Programme Finale - 9 December 2014 Leeds - Venue: Leeds Church Institute Welcome to the...

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August 2014

Merseyside and Cheshire Trauma and Injury Intelligence Group (TIIG) Event

29 August, 2014

Liverpool John Moores University

The Trauma and Injury Intelligence Group (www.tiig.info) are hosting a Merseyside and Cheshire TIIG event on the morning of the 29th August 2014. This event will take place at Liverpool John Moores University, include local partners working across public health, community safety, police and A&Es in Merseyside and will includes speakers discussing such topics as: 1.       The TIIG process 2...

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Haygarth Lecture - Inequality: the enemy between us?

26 August, 2014

University of Chester

The 2014 Haygarth with Professor Richard Wilkinson speaking on Inequality: the enemy between us? - is taking place on 13th November 2014 and there is still time to register. Email Moira Hazelton, Faculty of Life Sciences at University of Chester to register your attendance: m.hazelton@chester.ac.uk Tel: 01244 511646

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July 2014

This conference will help nurses, doctors, allied health professionals, students and managers to enhance the caring environment for patients, addressing some key points of the Francis and Keogh reports. A unique opportunity to support professional development, listen to leading national speakers and benet from networking opportunites. Cost: £75   For further details click here

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Fee: £79  4th Floor Dale House Manchester M1 2HF led by Drink Wise Offices Are you interested in finding out more about CIPS? Would you like to investigate how CIPS have been used innovatively and proactively across the North West to control the density and availability of alcohol and align them to the wider determinants of health? Then this workshop is for you! Confirmed speakers - Steve Morton...

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Working together towards a high quality response for people with mental health problems in urgent need of help

7 July, 2014

Select Stadium (Halton Stadium), Lower House Lane, Widnes WA8 7DZ

  Led by National Crisis Care Concordat Team and Strategic Clinical Networks  Working together to deliver a high quality response when people – of all ages – with mental health problems urgently need help. Day will include*: Message from Ministers HMG speaker and Concordat implementation support team – the Ambitions of the Concordat Positive practice examples from the region and from other...

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Ongoing events throughout 2014-15 For further details and booking information please visit the RSPH website   Cryptosporidium and Giardia Outbreaks: Practical Training for Health Professionals 3 July 2014 Location:28 Portland Place, London W1B 1LY This brand new one-day course aims to equip environmental and public health professionals and members of the Outbreak Control Team with the skills and...

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Mental Health in Everyday Practice

3 July, 2014

Select Security Stadium, Lowerhouse Lane, Widnes Cheshire WA8 7DZ

3rd& 10th July 2014 (Connect 5) – Train the Trainer Event  N.B. Event by invitation only    

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Mental Health in Everyday Practice

2 July, 2014

Gateway Conference Centre, 71 London Road, Liverpool L3 8HY

2nd and 9th July 2014  (Connect 5) – Train the Trainer Event    N.B. Event by invitation only. 

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Ongoing events throughout 2014-15 Next steps for cancer care: commissioning, integration, research and improving outcomes 01 July 2014 Location: Central London With: John Baron MP, Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group on Cancer Professor Peter Clark, Chair, National Cancer Drugs Fund CiaránDevane, Chief Executive   Mobilising Local Health Promotion Systems for Equity 20 July 07 - 01 August 2014...

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Plenary Lectures from: Professor Sir Ian Gilmore, Professor Martin McKee CBE, Professor John Ashton CBE, Professor Simon Capewell, Professor C. Fergus Lowe. Contact much@manchester.ac.uk for more information.

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June 2014

Stroke Management & Prevention

27 June, 2014

Bootle Cricket Club

Focussing on the specific practical issues of stroke and TIA diagnosis and management for Primary Care.  It then goes further to cover prevention of stroke from embolic stroke caused by AF and address the issue of accurate diagnosis, prevention and management of AF.   Bootle Cricket Club, Wadham Road, Bootle, L20 2DD   Please note that you CANNOT BOOK ONTO THIS STUDY DAY UNTIL 10 WEEKS BEFORE...

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Mental Health in Everyday Practice

26 June, 2014

Select Security Stadium, Widnes

Connect 5 - Train the Trainer  By invitation only. 

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Events ongoing throughout year.  For booking inforamtion please visit the LGA website.   Food for thought: Joint approaches to safe food and healthy eating (London) 26 June 2014 This conference will explore some of the key issues facing public and environmental health teams as they plan their joint work on food, and look at some of the joint approaches that are already working.   LGA annual...

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Changes to the welfare system in the UK and the recent economic downturn are presenting a great challenge to organisations who work with and provide services for those affected by the reforms. This seminar will bring together representatives from local  authorities, housing associations and other local organisations to discuss reducing the impact of welfare reform upon local people. Attendees...

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    Mental Health First Aid Workshop Friday 27 June2014 Location: Quarry House, Leeds LS2 7UE   7 Habits of Highly Effective People Monday 30 June - Tuesday 01 July 2014 Monday 08 September - Tuesday 09 September 2014 Monday 27 October - Tuesday 28 October 2014 Monday 24 November - Tuesday 25 November Monday 19 January - Tuesday 20 January 2015 Location:NCVO (National Council for Voluntary...

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Conference Themes: Social Injustice & Mental Health: Wednesday 25th JuneSecuring Human Rights in Psychiatric Care: Wednesday 25th JuneCultural Diversity & Mental Health: Thursday 26th JuneCreating & Developing Healing Communities: Friday 27th JuneArts & Madness: Throughout Plenary Speakers Wednesday 25th June Professor Isaac Prilleltensky, University of Miami: Mental Health as...

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Free to attend. Keynote speakers include: Dr Geraldine Strathdee, national clinical director for mental health, NHS England Bob Ricketts, director of commissioning support services strategy and market development, NHS England Professor Michael Sharpe, professor of psychological medicine, University of Oxford and honorary consultant in liaison psychiatry, Oxford Health and Oxford University...

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Integrating physical and mental health services has never been more important, offering better care and outcomes for patients, and opportunities for health and care to operate more efficiently. At this free to attend event on 24 June in London, leading national experts will present the evidence base for integration, showcase examples of best practice and new national initiatives. Speakers include...

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Free to attend. June 24th, London   Keynote speakers include: Dr Geraldine Strathdee, national clinical director for mental health, NHS England Bob Ricketts, director of commissioning support services strategy and market development, NHS England Professor Michael Sharpe, professor of psychological medicine, University of Oxford and honorary consultant in liaison psychiatry, Oxford Health and...

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Green Space Conference

19 June, 2014

The National Wildflower Centre

 Knowsley Council will be hosting its Green Space Conference at The National Wildflower Centre, Court Hey Park, Huyton, Knowsley L16 3NA on Thursday 19 June 2014.  The conference will explore how Knowsley’s green spaces can provide innovative and positive approaches to addressing a wide range of strategic priorities for the Council and its Partners.  These range from promoting health and...

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International Mental Health Leadership Exchange 2014

9 June, 2014

United Events, Sir Matt Busby Way, Old Trafford, Manchester, M16 0RA

This year's annual leadership exchange will be held in Manchester 9–13 June 2014. The exchange is organised by the International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership (IIMHL), a unique international collaborative that focuses on improving mental health and addictions services. For more details: http://mentalhealthpartnerships.com/

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Mental Health System Profiling Tool Workshop

3 June, 2014

Liverpool - to be confirmed on registration

A workshop is taking place on 3rd June 2014 on the better use of mental health information and intelligence to support improvements across Cheshire and Merseyside. The workshop will include an introduction to the new Mental Health System Profiling Tool, and explore how this data can be used alongside complementary data sets and indicator tools to enable commissioners and service providers to...

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May 2014

Public Health England (PHE) is holding the Cheshire and Merseyside Wellbeing and Mental Health Engagement Event  in Liverpool on Wednesday 14 May 2014. The aims of the event are to: i) help generate discussion and information sharing on the development of a PHE wellbeing programme and a proposed national framework and action planii) explore ‘wellbeing' in public health. How wellbeing can be more...

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April 2014

How can we change the local food system for a happier, fairer and healthier Wirral?

10 April, 2014

Tranmere Football Club, Prenton Road West, Birkenhead

Better Food Wirral aims to bring together residents, food businesses, community organisations, local government and health institutions to build a better food system.   WHY A Food Plan? We know that food poverty in Wirral is on the rise. Over 6,000 people have used the Food Bank since it was set up in the borough last year, and at least 5% of people on a low income report skipping meals for the...

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March 2014

Cheshire & Merseyside Tobacco Control Innovation Conference

31 March, 2014

Maritime Museum (4th floor), Albert Dock, Liverpool, L3 4AQ

Aimed at anyone with an interest in tobacco control and smoking cessation (whether you work in local government, NHS, the voluntary sector or are an elected member), the Cheshire & Merseyside Tobacco Control Innovation Conference brings together expert speakers and public health professionals for an afternoon of discussion, learning and debate on some of the critical tobacco control issues of...

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The future of alcohol policy

25 March, 2014

Central London

This conference will focus on the future of alcohol policy and service delivery. Discussion will focus on what more can be done to tackle alcohol-related harm - including discussion around licensing, minimum pricing and possible alternatives - and how well Health and Well-Being Boards and Public Health England have adapted to their roles. Guests of Honour: Henry Ashworth, Chief Executive, Portman...

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The Big Love Sista Summit

20 March, 2014

Huyton Suites Huyton

On March 20th 2014 at Huyton Suites Huyton  a conference to celebrate International Womens Day will take place The day will be opened by Sheena Ramsey, Chief Executive of Knowsley Council.  It promises to be groundbreaking and is unusual in that is being organised and facilitated by women service users from many organisations who work with vulnerable women. Key PartnersKnowsley Council has...

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Expo 2014 will be a showcase for innovation in the health service NHS England is to host its biggest event of the year with the Health and Care Innovation Expo 2014. To be staged on March 3 and 4 at Manchester Central, Expo is expected to attract thousands of delegates, all of whom want to bring about changes in health and care. Keynote speakers will include Ara Darzi, Victor Adebowale, Jane...

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February 2014

Exercise to Test Cheshire & Merseyside Multi-Agency Outbreak Control Plan

12 February, 2014

The Halliwell Jones Stadium, WA2 7NE

The Cheshire and Merseyside Public Health England Centre, in conjunction with Local Authority Public Health and Local Health Resilience Partnerships (LHRP), have organised an exercise to test the reviewed Multi-Agency Outbreak Control Plan. The design and context of this exercise is in line with the new health Emergency Preparedness, Resilience and Response (EPRR) structures that were introduced...

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