A hacking cough and the small fortune he was spending every week were the two motivators that spurred stroke thrombolysis nurse Frank Murray to get help to quit smoking.
Eight years on and he’s still off the cigarettes, in large part thanks to the support and advice he got from Anna Fairhurst, RSCH Smoking Cessation Manager. Frank says: “Anna is very good at reading people and can quickly work out what is going to help you stop smoking. She was very supportive right from the
Eating a healthy balanced diet is a key part of maintaining our health and wellbeing but can often be an expensive endevour. According to the NHS Website, the cost of eating healthy need not discourage you. Visit https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/eat-well/20-tips-to-eat-well-for-less/ for 20 tips to eat more healthily for less #Healthyeating #savings
Stop smoking for a month and you’re five times more likely to quit for good, according to research from the Stoptober campaign. To date, the campaign has encouraged over a million people to try to give up, supporting their efforts with medication, e-cigarettes, an app, daily emails, a Stoptober Facebook community and through local stop smoking services. Studies show that people who use stop smoking aids and get face-to-face support are up to four times more likely to quit suc
Friday 21 September is the day when people all over the UK don their denims to show support for the 500,000 adults and children coping with the challenges of living with a genetic disorder. The figures for diagnosed genetic disorders are big - somewhere between 4,000 and 6,000. It’s estimated that one in 25 children is affected by a genetic disorder and this means 30,000 babies and children are newly diagnosed in the UK each year. While some are apparent at birth, others are
A mini after-action review at the end of each day, which gives staff the opportunity to discuss what’s gone well and what could have been handled better, is boosting morale and improving care. The Daily Flush - the name comes from the flush-out of chemotherapy in cancer care - has been running for two years at the Sussex cancer centre at RSCH and is now firmly embedded into the daily routine. The idea is being taken up in haematology and Cancer Matron Sophie O’Brien says othe
Free fitness sessions are being offered by clubs, parks and leisure centres across East and West Sussex to mark National Fitness Day on Wednesday 26 September. The message is simple - getting fit can be a lonely slog, but if you take regular exercise in a group it’s supportive, motivating and more fun. National Fitness Day is the largest celebration of physical activity in the UK, and to find out what’s going on near you please visit: https://www.nationalfitnessday.org/