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Health Information Week

Monday, July 3, 2017 to Sunday, July 9, 2017

Health Information Week is an annual campaign to improve access to health information. Staff from local authorities, public libraries, NHS, voluntary sector, independent information and advice centres have all been working together to make their health resources more available to the public. In most areas your local libraries and information centres will have extra health information available, leaflets for you to take away or sessions to show you how to use the computer to find good quality health information. Look out for posters in your area or visit your local library to find out more. 

Sarcoma Cancer Awareness Week

Monday, July 3, 2017 to Sunday, July 9, 2017

The more sarcoma aware we are as a nation, the more we can empower people to get any lump checked out with their GP, and promptly.  A poll of the general public run in 2015 informed us that 53% of people have not heard of sarcoma and only 26% knew it was a cancer. We need to amplify sarcoma awareness and we need your help. Visit the website for more details.

International Group B Strep Awareness Month

Saturday, July 1, 2017 to Monday, July 31, 2017

Increasing awareness and prevention of group B strep (GBS) disease in babies before birth through early infancy by providing downloadable materials and resources for parents, medical professionals, and students. Group B Strep is a leading cause of meningitis and sepsis in newborns worldwide and is up to 90% preventable with proper testing and treatment. Testing is so important since approximately 10%-25% of pregnant women carry GBS and about half of infections occur in mothers who have no risk factors.

Ethnic Minority Cancer Awareness Month

Saturday, July 1, 2017 to Monday, July 31, 2017

Raising awareness of the healthy lifestyle choices people can make to help reduce their risk of developing cancer. We hope to help people improve and maintain good health through better awareness, physical activity and healthy eating.

Wrong Trousers Day

Friday, June 30, 2017 to Friday, June 30, 2017

Raising Funds to support children in hospitals and hospices throughout the UK. Wallace & Gromit's Children's Foundation is a UK charity championing the cause of sick children by raising funds to improve their quality of life in hospitals and hospices. The Foundation funds an innovative range of projects to ensure children in hospitals and hospices have access to the very best comforts, facilities and equipment giving them a better, brighter future. These include arts, music and play therapy programs, sensory equipment and facilities, respite care, state of the art equipment and pull down beds and refreshments rooms for parents. Wrong Trousers Day is a national annual fundraising event which invites people to donate £1 to swap their normal trousers for wonderful, wacky or just plain wrong trousers for a day and raise funds for Wallace & Gromit's Children's Foundation. Visit the website for more details.

World Scleroderma Day

Thursday, June 29, 2017 to Thursday, June 29, 2017

Scleroderma organisations across the globe are celebrating World Scleroderma Day in a variety of ways. Visit the website for more details.

Deafblind Awareness Week

Saturday, June 24, 2017 to Friday, June 30, 2017

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

National Myeloma Awareness Week

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 to Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The Week focuses on raising awareness of myeloma in the political, medical and media communities as well as raising awareness through fundraising.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness Week

Monday, June 19, 2017 to Sunday, June 25, 2017

A week dedicated solely to raising awareness of RA, a disease that 690,000 people across the UK live with.

National Food Safety Week

Monday, June 19, 2017 to Saturday, June 24, 2017

Local events run by environmental health departments to promote food safety in the home and provide guidance on how to prevent food poisoning.

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