New research has today uncovered a woeful lack of knowledge about Parkinson’s – a serious, incurable and debilitating condition that affects over 127,000 people across the UK. Data commissioned by Parkinson’s UK*, to time with the launch of a new drive to highlight the impact of the condition, paints a concerning picture of public misinformation and…
Self Care Week is an annual national awareness week that focuses on embedding support for self care across communities, families and generations. This year’s theme is “Self Care for Life – growing older healthily”. Local organisations are encouraged to use the range of national resources freely available from the DH and Self Care Forum websites and adapt them to fit what they are doing locally to promote support for self care.
There are many ways you can support Self Care Week – to get involved go to the web site and download the communications information sheet and see examples of previous years initiatives.
This evaluation report, conducted by Cancer Research UK for the Department of Health, presents the initial results of the local pilot cancer symptom awareness campaigns run in 2010/11 to promote early diagnosis of breast, bowel and lung cancers, and provides an overview of the programme. These projects covered 109 primary care trusts (PCTs) across England, targeting a total population of over 13.6 million. The results from the surveys on awareness, recognition of cancer symptoms, and barriers to seeing the GP about symptoms were varied across the projects, with some reporting positive findings.