Awareness Events

Ask Your Pharmacist Week

Monday, November 6, 2017 to Monday, November 13, 2017

AYP Week, which is organised by the National Pharmacy Association (NPA), provides a platform for pharmacy public awareness activities across the UK.  People will be encouraged to make use of pharmacies as their first port of call for self care inside and outside the NHS.

World Radiography Day

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 to Wednesday, November 8, 2017

World Radiography Day marks the anniversary of the discovery of x-rays in 1895, November 8th. Locally organised events to promote radiography may take place in the weeks either side of this date.

Alcohol Awareness Week

Monday, November 13, 2017 to Sunday, November 19, 2017

The aim of Alcohol Awareness Week is to get people thinking about alcohol – how it affects us as individuals, families, communities and society as a whole. Did you know that alcohol is linked to over 60 medical conditions? Harms from alcohol go much further than the liver, it can cause high blood pressure and is also linked to diabetes, depression and cancer. Visit the website for more information.

Self Care Week

Monday, November 13, 2017 to Sunday, November 19, 2017

The aim of the week is to encourage people to take more responsibility for their own health by learning about the support and information that already exists to help them to self care. Visit the website for more information.

World Diabetes Day

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 to Tuesday, November 14, 2017

World Diabetes Day (WDD) is celebrated annually on November 14. Led by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), World Diabetes Day was created in 1991 by IDF and the World Health Organization in response to growing concerns about the escalating health threat posed by diabetes. Visit the website for more details.

European Antibiotic Awareness Day

Saturday, November 18, 2017 to Saturday, November 18, 2017

The European Antibiotic Awareness Day is an annual European public health initiative that takes place on 18 November to raise awareness about the threat to public health of antibiotic resistance and the importance of prudent antibiotic use. The latest data confirms that across the European Union the number of patients infected by resistant bacteria is increasing and that antibiotic resistance is a major threat to public health. Prudent use of antibiotics can help stop resistant bacteria from developing and help keep antibiotics effective for the use of future generations. Visit the website for more information.

International Men's Day

Sunday, November 19, 2017 to Sunday, November 19, 2017

Objectives of International Men's Day include a focus on men's and boy's health, improving gender relations, promoting gender equality, and highlighting positive male role models.

Road Safety Week

Monday, November 20, 2017 to Sunday, November 26, 2017

An international awareness week to focus attention on the importance of Road Safety. Every day 8 children and young people are injured or killed on British roads. To request a free community Road Safety Week poster visit

Universal Children’s Day

Monday, November 20, 2017 to Monday, November 20, 2017

The date 20 November marks the day on which the Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child, in 1959, and the Convention on the Rights of the Child, in 1989. The Convention, which is the most widely ratified international human rights treaty, sets out a number of children’s rights including the right to life, to health, to education and to play, as well as the right to family life, to be protected from violence, to not be discriminated, and to have their views heard. On the basis of the Convention and joint effort by all the countries and regions, let us promote and celebrate children’s right on the Universal Children's Day, and continuously build up a living-friendly environment for children in the world through dialogues and actions.. Visit the website for more details.

Carer's Rights Day

Friday, November 24, 2017 to Friday, November 24, 2017

Raising awareness events across the UK. Visit the website for more details.