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Thursday, 23 October 2014

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Cumbria hospitals launch public seminars

An interactive seminar exploring medical records in the 21st century will be the first in a series run by the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust.

Head of Health Informatics Steve Fairclough will host the first seminar at Furness General Hospital on Tuesday.

All the seminars start at 6pm and are free to members of the trust.

Other seminars include:

Creaky hips and squeaky knees - Mr Matthew Freudmann, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon.

A seminar on arthritic hips and knees.

January 28, Westmorland General Hospital

January 30, Furness General Hospital

Cancer: myths and reality - Pauline Robinson, Lead Cancer Nurse

All you need to know about cancer, including some tips on how your risks can reduce.

February 11, Royal Lancaster Infirmary

February 25, Westmorland General Hospital

March 13, Furness General Hospital

Operation: Hospital Food - Barry Rigg, Head of Patient Environment

The session will include hearing about our experience working with BBC TV chef, James Martin, and the PLACE (Patient Led Assessment Care Environment) standards which we complete every year century.

The interactive session will be 26 March, Royal Lancaster Infirmary

April 2, Furness General Hospital

The Role and Value of Volunteers in Health and Social Care - Barry Rigg, Local Community Engagement manager

This seminar will look at the important part that volunteers play in improving patient experience in our hospitals. There will also be information available about becoming a volunteer yourself.

March 26, Royal Lancaster Infirmary

April 2, Furness General Hospital

Members of the trust can register to attend any of the sessions in a variety of ways.

Places will be booked on a first come, first served basis.

Interest can be registered at www.uhmb.nhs.uk or the membership Office 01539 716 642, or FTmembershipOffice@mbht.nhs.uk.

Non-members can join beforehand by visiting www.uhmb.nhs.uk/trust/how-to-become-a-member

The chair of the trust John Cowdall said: “We want these seminars to focus on subjects that matter to our members and if anyone has any suggestions on any topics which might be of interest to you in future, please contact us.”

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