It will be a health television series for BBC1 that will follow a GP, as he immerses himself in the lives of British families. The families they are looking for need one or more members to be suffering with a long term health issue, and chronic pain is one of many complex long term conditions they are interested in.
The average GP appointment in the UK is only 8-10 minutes, so the aim is to see what affect our doctor can have on the health of a family with a more personal, tailored and one on one approach during a series of health visits done in the comfort of their very own home.
The Fibro Guy Graded Exercise DVD sales are going well, and is receiving good reviews. Our admin Hazel has been trying out the DVD as well, and has this to say : The exercise programme is well laid out, with a warm up section, exercise section then finish off with cool down. I already exercise on a regular basis, so I was able to work through the warm up and level 1 exercise plan without too many problems. But if you are just starting out, you can work at your own pace and slowly increase. And if you can't do the full time for each exercise, you can do less and rest for longer in between. The DVD is a great way to increase your fitness and mobility at home.
Thank you to Angela Walker of MyPain Fibro for passing on details of this interesting evening.
Dr Frances Cole: introduces the concept of pain self-management past, present and future. She is a retired GP and author of ‘Overcoming Chronic Pain’. Baroness Hilary Armstrong: will chair this event. She is a former Labour MP for North West Durham, Chief Whip, and Non-Executive Director of County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust.
Calman Centre, Durham University, City Campus Lower Mountjoy, DH1 3LE
Wednesday 22nd June 2016
Please register your place for catering purposes (free entry)
(Tea/Coffee will be available from 6pm in the Calman Café)
Kay Sharpington and her colleagues held a cake sale at her workplace for FMA UK on 12th May, International Fibromyalgia Awareness Day, and raised nearly £200. This will support FMA UK in its work raising awareness of, and research into, fibromyalgia.
As well as fundraising for FMA UK, the event raised awareness among the cake-buyers, as many had not heard of fibromyalgia and were unaware of Fibromyalgia Action UK. Several took leaflets away to find out more about the condition. Some people shared that they had fibromyalgia themselves or a relative with fibromyalgia, and were glad to see awareness being raised at the event.
The cakes were very popular, and the top sellers were brownies, fruit cake and flapjacks. Feedback on the day was very good; one customer commented “it was delicious” and another returned for a second helping!
Tuesday 24th May 2016
10.30 am to 2.30 pm
Sharston Community Centre, Weeland Road, Wakefield, WF4 1DB
- Updated Organisation Chart
- Run the Vitality British 10K London run for FMA UK!
- #fibromask selfie campaign for awareness day
- Fibro Guy - Awareness Day discount code for FM Exercise DVD
- Lecturer campaigning to improve the lives of people living with fibromyalgia
- International Awareness Day 12th May - Fibro Mask