champs collaborative service would like to ask you to join them in wishing, Viv Martindale, Executive Assistant to Directors & Deputy Director at champs support team, a fond farewell as she retires from her role. Viv is well known across the wider C&M public health teams and I am sure many will echo the sentiments of the collaborative in that she will be sorely missed. Paul Cordy, Deputy Director at champs support team said: 'Much praise and thanks must go to Viv. She has been a real asset to the team for many years now and her retirement will leave us here without a true friend and a dedicated and valued colleague. We wish Viv a long and happy retirement as she moves on to spend quality time with her much loved family.’
Communications and Social Marketing
champs support team have been busy developing this new look, interactive c-update newsletter that brings you up to date and informative news from across the Cheshire and Merseyside PH teams. We hope you agree that the fresh redesign is not only attractive but that it also allows you to find relevant news stories with ease.
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Following the recent success of the Domestic Abuse Campaign carried out in Knowsley during the football world cup, work is well underway to launch a wider Cheshire and Merseyside wide campaign in late January. Robust research work that will inform the new campaign and creative design work will commence in November and the campaign will launch in the New Year.
As part of this work a NICE Multi-disciplinary Master Class in conjunction with the University of Bristol & Knowsley LA will take place at the Select Stadium, Widnes on Tuesday 3rd February. The event, entitled: Domestic Violence: From Pathway to Provision will provide a national and local perspective on best practice.
Further details on the event and how to secure your attendance please check back to the champs website shortly.
CPD / Workforce Development
The development of the CPD programme for 2015-16 is currently underway and promises to have a raft of events and training opportunities to assist members of the champs public health collaborative service in their career development.
A new look programme will be available online shortly and will provide an at a glance schedule that will enable you to quickly identify the most appropriate opportunities for you and your team.
Some of the key events scheduled in include:
January- March 2015
Cheshire and Merseyside Skills for Systems Leadership Learning Set for Directors of Public Health, Consultants & senior public health staff.
Tuesday 20th January (All day)
Public Health Intelligence in conjunction with PHE
Tuesday 3rd February.
champs public health collaborative & NICE Multi-disciplinary Master Class Domestic Abuse: From Pathway to Provision. Select Stadium, Widnes/
Wednesday 4th February (pm)
Suicide Prevention Annual Summit
Further details on these and other events will be announced shortly. Check back to the champs public health collaborative service website for more information.
Liverpool Public Health Observatory are currently working on a number of projects: Dental Health Needs Assessment, Top Tips for Healthy Providers. A series of rapid evidence reviews have been produced. These are brief summaries of evidence, rather than in-depth systematic reviews. Topics finalised include: Loneliness & Social Isolation, Suicide Prevention Training and Medicines Dosage Systems.
View the most recently completed reports by clicking the headings below.
For a more indepth update from the Intelligence Network, including updates from Liverpool John Moores University news on the New Intelligence Network, Training and Development click here. To read past reports click here.
Mental Health & Wellbeing
An independent centre is being set up dedicated to making policy and services work for wellbeing.
The new What Works Centre for Wellbeing will commission universities to research the impact that different interventions and services have on wellbeing.
The initial focus of research will be on what works for wellbeing in relation to work and learning, communities, cultural and sporting activities. Results will help government, councils, health and wellbeing boards, charities and businesses make decisions on really matters for the wellbeing of people, communities and the nation as a whole.
Read more here.