Canberra Old Oak Surgery hosted a successful Health & Wellness Open Day for all members of the public on Thursday 17th November 2016. See pictures from the event below.
The event was well attended, mixed with members of the general public, registered patients, local healthcare providers and surgery staff, as well as a Healthwatch representative for Hammersmith and Fulham. The practice also welcomed Councillor Daryl Brown of North End ward.
Attendees had the opportunity to meet with the Practice Manager together with new and long standing staff members of the practice. The event helped to raise awareness about a number of local healthcare service providers, all of which are accessible through the surgery for patients and local residents. Along with this, there were also free mini health checks and face painting for the younger visitors.
Patients were also notified of the Patient Participation Group at the practice- a practice/patient partnership group designed to help ensure that the practice meets the needs of all of its patients.
The event also provided a great platform for local healthcare services to engage with one another, promoting a holistic and community based approach to healthcare.
The local services that attended included AGE UK, an organisation providing services to older people in the borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, MEND, who run a series of free specialist sessions to help families stay active and healthy in Hammersmith & Fulham, IAPT Back on Track mental health service, as well as:
- The Carers Network
- Community Diabetes Service
- White City Enterprise
- Sobus – Pops Forum
- Nubian Life
- Sexual Health (CLCH)
- Connecting Care for Children
- Hammersmith & Fulham Health Trainer Service – Turning Point
- Speech & Language Therapy (CLCH)
- Old Oak Centre
AT Medics were delighted to host this event, and extend special thanks to the practice team who made this all possible.