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Halifax

The Peacock Project West Yorkshire and NHS Calderdale invite you to a
World Hepatitis Celebration Event
Thursday 21st May...... 5.00pm to 9.00pm at The Square Chapel, Halifax
With guest speakers, cabaret evening and free delicious food
For more information click here http://peacockproject.hepc.co.uk

On Tuesday 19th May to raise awareness, SHIVER will be showing the documentary Louie, Me & Hepatitis C Showings @ 11am & 2pm at 102 Dickson Road FY1- 2BU

All welcome - to book your places please contact Helen Ward – SHIVER Administrator
Tel: 01253 311431 or email hward@druglinelancs.co.uk

Manchester

Theme: “Back In The Day”.

There will be sponsored slots, adverts and competitions held on Real Radio, Smooth Radio and Rock Radio. Each morning in the Rock Breakfast show and Real Breakfast show, the presenters will play a montage of clips from Back in the day. They might include a TV Programme, a great football result, a big No1 hit, or name of the person who won Wimbledon that year, listeners have to call in and guess the year to win a pair of concert tickets, money for a baby sitter, transport and a meal out. These stations have a total of 1. 38 million adult listeners per week across the northwest.

The radio stations will provide ground crew in each PCT area (concentrating on hotspot areas and areas of high deprivation).The ground crew will be out for 5 days from 11th May. They will distribute the entry forms for the competition. The entry forms will be split into two halves, top half will be made up of informative Hep C information, the bottom half is the entry form which will be torn off leaving the Hep C info in the hands of that person.

Music Event, Albert Square, May 19th 2009

On May 19th Rock FM will host an event with Rock Bands in Albert Square. A stall with HCV material and trained staff will be in attendance. Free (healthy) food will also be provided to encourage members of the public to engage with the health professionals.

Health Worker/stakeholder Event at Sculpture Hall, Manchester Town HallOn May 19th a Stakeholder event will be held to inform people about work of GMHCVS. Each project will have a table of info. The Service Redevelopment Project will start its Stakeholder Analysis for Characteristics of the Proposed HCV Service. Dr Sheila Will is the Key Speaker, with a presentation by the Programme Manager.

GMHCVS Sponsoring of WHD Events across the City Region

The GMHCVS is providing marketing kits for local health care teams who wish to run an event in their own area. So far 23 health teams across GM are running a local event. The Marketing Kit is available from jeanette.livings@gmw.nhs.uk
The kits consist of:

•Target audiences and Key Messages
•Supply of DoH leaflets
•GM HCV Strategy leaflets
•Posters
•C View Newsletter
•Pens
•Balloons
•Bags
•T-shirt
•FAQ's
•Press release template (for working with own internal Communication Team)

Stalls and Workshops around the UK

Royal Surrey Hospital , Guildford Information and awareness stall

Riverside Medical Centre, Wandsworth, London Information stall to raise awareness on May 19th

New Horizon Youth Centre, North London Holding a workshop on hepatitis C for clients and staff and Awareness and Information stall

Nottingham The next Cluster-Based Protected Learning Time sessions for Nottingham PCT will be held on 12th & 19th May 2009

The topic will be ..."Lets be Positive - all you need to know about Testing HEP B, C & HIV in Primary Care" Why do a third of those with HIV & probably two thirds with HEP C remain undiagnosed?
Key Learning Outcomes:
* Understanding the why, who & how of testing
* Demystifying & normalising testing
* Understanding test results and effective care pathways

Ashford, Kent William Harvey Hospital will be having an awareness stand, staffed with nurses and patients all day to give people information on hepatitis C on May 19th

Torbay A bus will be travelling through Torbay to raise awareness – come and see us!
Free CDs, balloons and much more!!
9am - 10am Windmill centre, Hele
1030am – 11.30am Union Street, Torquay
12.15pm – 1.15pm South Devon College
1.45pm – 2.45pm Palace Avenue, Paignton
3.15pm – 4.15 Brixham main car park

Huddersfield - Lifeline Kirklees will be having an awareness raising stall and offering tests and vaccinations on May 19th. For more information call Karin Baxendale on 07869296 753

London - Come and meet the Trust's hepatitis team on this day at an awareness event between 10am and12.30pm at Central Hall, St Thomas'.
Come and test your knowledge of hepatitis and learn more about what the team can offer at the Trust. Also see the Fibroscanner, which offers patients the chance to have an assessment of their liver stiffness.



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