Evidence is gathering that cardiac rehabilitation is a significant factor in the stabilisation of heart failure and unfortunately there are many of us who aren’t good at it. That includes patients, the NHS, local government and other health providers. There is no magic wand to this so we decided to help with producing a booklet that helps facilitate physical movement leading onto exercise. The booklet alone won’t do the work but it will highlight the wide variety of programmes and courses available to Heart Failure patients in the East Lancashire area where people get accustomed to the fact that exercise doesn’t have to mean the GYM; it is social interaction, it’s about having a laugh and a joke and who could think of anything better than that as well as being good for you!
We really wish we had the resources to pull this together for all Heart Failure patients but we don’t, however we are unsure what the future holds so we will have to wait and see.
Curry Pots and the Preston Health Mela…
Pumping Marvellous was at the Preston Health Mela on Saturday 21st April handing out it’s usual dose of advice and launching its’ new “curry pot” campaign with “can you tell the difference” and “heart health starts in the kitchen”. We are focused around delivering to the BME communities where CHD rates are unacceptably high within the communities and individuals. Shakil one of our trustees will be heading this innovative campaign as he is uniquely qualified after being recognised for his community achievements in the past, being a presenter on the Ummah channel having his own health programme and his own radio programme on Pendle Local Radio.Watch out for our unusual campaign techniques in the future to try to grab the attention of the community.
East Lancashire Cardiology Conference
A good night was had by all at the Dunkenhalgh Hotel in the Pendle Suite when the Cardiology Consultants from East Lancashire led by Dr Ravi Singh discussed the latest developments in Cardiology to GP‘s and their practices across the East Lancs area which includes Burnley and Pendel, Rossendale, Ribble Valley, Hyndburn and the Blackburn and Darwen areas. Key note speeches were delivered By Dr Kanarath Balachandran, Dr Emily Ho, Dr John McDonald and Dr Ravi Singh.