Public Health Campaign

"One in Ten" National Public Health Campaign - 3rd to 14th September

Contractors will be receiving from your Health Board information on the next national public health campaign in community pharmacies. The letter and packages from the Health Board on this campaign will be addressed to  "Public Health Champion". This form of address is being used to try and distinguish these mailings from the many others that contractors receive. During the last national campaign there were many problems with contractors not being aware that the mailing was part of one of the contractual campaigns.
The diabetes element of this campaign is much the same as the successful national public health campaign in June 2011, but this time Public Health Wales have incorporated stroke risk.  We hope this will assist in increasing involvement by contractors above the approximate 75% of which we had evidence in June 2011.  The second national public health campaign was with the Educating Patients Programme (EPP) and unfortunately there was only evidence of approximately 53% involvement. These are contractual campaigns and it is important that ALL contractors take part. These campaigns are also important as demonstrators to the public of the valuable skills of pharmacies on the wider public health front. 
We are pleased to say that CPW and Public Health Wales are being actively supported in this campaign by 2 health charities: Stroke Association Wales and, again, Diabetes UK Cymru. There will also be supportive publicity in the Welsh press and media to encourage patients to ask for the service in their regular local pharmacy.  As well as this, we hope all contractors will display the bilingual posters when you receive them and proactively promote the campaign in stores and identify patients for the consultations. 
You will find most of the relevant briefings and papers below to supplement the hard copies you will get through the post from HBs. If you have not heard from your Health Board by Monday 20th August or if you have any queries, comments, ideas or problems please contact:

Ceri Foley, Pharmaceutical Public Health Team
Public Health Wales
Temple of Peace
Cathays Park
CF10 3NW

Tel No: 02920 402450

Briefing for Healthcare Professionals

GP Referral Letter

"One in Ten" - Evaluation Form

Stroke Factsheet

Stroke Factsheet - Welsh

Diabetes Factsheet

Diabetes Factsheet - Welsh

Diabetes Risk Assessment

BMI Chart

For posters for this campaign please click here.

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