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Patient Education Talks

Upcoming Patient Talks

Are you at risk of Type 2 Diabetes? 6pm to 7pm on Wednesday 5th June

A free webinar, hosted by the Herts and West Essex Diabetes Support Group, is taking place early June 2024 which could help you spot the signs of developing Type 2 diabetes, and how best to reduce their risk.
You can sign up for the online session taking place from 6pm to 7pm on Wednesday 5th June, called Are you at Risk of Diabetes?
Speakers will include chair of the Diabetes support group Alan Bellinger and Luke Frampton. There will be presentations about the NHS Diabetes prevention programme (NDPP)
The NDPP aims to help thousands of patients who are at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes and how best to avoid type 2 diabetes through a non-medical, lifestyle based, behaviour change programme.

Previous Patient Talks and Recorded Seminars

Herts and West Essex Diabetes Support Group – 17th April 7-8pm

The patient led Herts and West Essex Diabetes Support Group has organised an outstanding free Diabetes webinar on Wednesday 17 April from 7 – 8 pm. It is being given by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and will cover current and future medication for both Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes

Here is the link for more information and to reserve your space.

https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/hwedsg/t-rpdprey

 

Respiratory Health Patient Talk –   Postponed

Chorleywood Health Centre is hosting a talk on Respiratory Health on the 20th February.  The talk will be given by Dr Owais Kadwani, a consultant in Respiratory and General Medicine at Guy’s and St Thomas Hospital.   Dr Kadwani will cover the following areas.

  1. How to manage common respiratory infections including when and if medication is required and how long it takes to recover
  2. Asthma – What is Asthma and common treatments

Dr Kadwani will be available to answer questions after the talk but you can also email any questions around the topic to Anjana.Yick@hcahealthcare.co.uk who will raise them on the evening.

No registration is required.  The meeting will be via Teams: Postponed

 

Digestive Health – Wednesday 20th March 2024

Chorleywood Health Centre will be hosting a talk on Digestive Health on 20th March.  The talk will be given by Prof Naila Arebi.  Joining instructions and further information will be published shortly.

https://www.hcahealthcare.co.uk/finder/specialists/dr-naila-arebi

 

Pain Management – Wednesday 15th November 2023 –  6.30pm – 7.30pm

Chorleywood Health Centre and HCA are hosting our next  free online Patient Education Session focusing on Pain Management on Wednesday 15th November 2023 –  6.30pm – 7.30pm. The talk will be given by Dr Evangelia Theochari who is a distinguished Consultant Neurologist at King’s College Hospital.

Pain management is an aspect of medicine and health care involving relief of pain (pain relief, analgesia, pain control) in various dimensions, from acute and simple to chronic and challenging.

According to the The International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP), the definition of Pain as follows:“An unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with, or resembling that associated with, actual or potential tissue damage”  Source 1

We will discuss topics including:

  • Types of pain e.g. long term vs acute
  • Management of pain without medication – management options.
  • Medication for pain  – Types, Effectiveness

Dr Therchari will be happy to answer any questions and discuss this topic in more detail. Patients who have a specific question, please email your question to Anjana.Yick@hcahealthcare.co.uk who will pass this to the consultant.

Click here to join the meeting

NHS: How to get help for your pain

HCA Healthcare UK    https://www.hcahealthcare.co.uk/

Previous Patient Talks and Recorded Seminars

 

Prostate Health: Everything you need to know about your prostate –  Monday 16th October 2023: You can watch the recording here

Chorleywood Heath Centre and HCA Healthcare hosted an online Men’s Health Talk – “Everything you need to know about your prostate” on Monday 16th October: 6.30pm – 7.30pm.    The talk was given  by Mr Christian Brown, a Consultant Urological Surgeon and a member of the prostate robotic and laparoscopic teams at King’s College Hospital and Guy’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trusts in London.

Mr Brown offers care in both general and specialist urology. His general urology practice involves the assessment and management of general urological conditions including those of the kidney, bladder, prostate and male genitalia. His specialist urology practice involves laparoscopic and robotic surgery, with particularly extensive experience in robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP), having over 1250 cases under his belt.

PROSTATE CENTRE INFORMATION

More information about Mr Christian Brown

https://www.hcahealthcare.co.uk/facilities/the-princess-grace-hospital/units-and-teams/centre-for-urological-care


Breast Health – 20th September 2023: You can watch the recording here

Join us for a talk about all things to do with Breast Health

Miss Cheryl Lobo is a Consultant Breast and Oncoplastic Surgeon with NHS practices at University College London Hospital and private practices at the Wellington Hospital, for which she treats all malignant and benign breast conditions. She specialises in the management of all aspects of breast disease with the emphasis always on survivorship and the needs of the modern woman.

Breast Screening for women aged 71 and over

The Jewish Community NHS BRCA Screening Programme

https://www.hcahealthcare.co.uk/finder/specialists/cheryl-lobo

https://www.hcahealthcare.co.uk/facilities/the-wellington-hospital/our-centres/the-breast-unit-at-the-wellington-hospital

One stop breast clinics leaflet – HCA-Digital


Gynaecological health and Cancer Awareness –  Monday 21st August 23 – You can watch the recording here

We are pleased to bring you our next health talk, specifically related to Gynaecological health and cancer awareness. Gynaecological health covers many topics and we will be covering areas such as an awareness of symptoms and predisposing factors to enable early diagnosis, proactive care and management including lifestyle. We would also like to raise awareness of the importance of cervical screening.

We are delighted to be joined for this talk by Miss Adeola Olaitan, a Consultant Gynaecological Oncologist, who will be happy to answer any questions and discuss this topic in more detail. Patients who have a specific question then please email your question to Anjana.Yick@hcahealthcare.co.uk who will pass this to the consultant.

Diabetes Awareness Week 12 – 18 June 2023

Diabetes Week (12-18 June 2023) is a weeklong event raising awareness about Diabetes and encouraging individuals to be open and talk about their experiences. Our service hosts a free NHS expert-led live and interactive ‘Diabetes and Emotional Wellbeing’ webinar for those living with Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes.

A diabetes diagnosis can require behavioural changes, such as adapting your diet or taking regular medication which can be difficult to manage. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy techniques such as thought challenging,
worry management and sleep strategies can help people to navigate these challenges without getting stuck in a negative cycle. We also have a ‘Living well with Diabetes’ animation video to further support the emotional


LOVE YOUR HEART  20th April 2023  – You Can Watch the Recording Here

Heart Disease is bad news! , Dr Oliver Guttmann, will show us how to love our heart and stay well during this talk

Each day our heart beats around 100,000 times; and it’s pumping about 5 litres of blood (8 pints) through around our circulatory system. Our blood delivers oxygen and nutrients to all parts of our body to help our organs and muscles work properly. Our blood also carries away unwanted carbon dioxide and waste products. That’s when everything is working well. But what are the first signs that all may not be well and so how can we detect any problem early? And what happens if all is not well?

https://www.hcahealthcare.co.uk/our-services/specialties/cardiac-care


Knees – 27th March 2023 – You Can Watch the Recording Here

Mr Johnathon Miles is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at The Wellington Hospital who specialises in knee and hip surgery, including partial and total knee replacement, total hip replacement, revision knee, and revision hip replacement.


Knees Hips and Bones –  26th January 2023 – This Talk Was Not Recorded

Mr Johnathon Miles is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at The Wellington Hospital who specialises in knee and hip surgery, including partial and total knee replacement, total hip replacement, revision knee, and revision hip replacement.


Are you diabetic or prediabetic?  Do you know how exercise can support you to manage your condition?  Join the Zoom Webinar! This Talk Was Not Recorded

We are working in conjunction with Watford FC CSE Trust Health and Wellbeing Specialist Alison Goodchild. Do you want to find out how physical activity can help you manage diabetes or prediabetes. If so join a Webinar on Tuesday 22 November at 7.30pm or Wednesday 23rd November 12.30pm  For further information please contact Alison.Goodchild@watfordfc.com or 07710 096398.


Blood Pressure – 25th May 2022  you can watch the video here. 

Mr Raj Khiana, Consultant Cardiologist at the Royal Free Hospital gave a fantastic talk and answered all our questions on Blood Pressure;     Cardiovascular Care at HCA Healthcare UK


Women’s Health including HRT & Menopause27th July  You can watch the video here  

More information from  Portland Women’s Health Services


Breast Health – Thursday 20th October  –  This Talk Was Not Recorded

Miss Joanna Franks is a Consultant General Surgeon specialising in breast and oncoplastic surgery, for which she treats all malignant and benign breast conditions. She has a keen interest in the early detection of breast cancer, mastectomy, breast conservation, and breast cancer screening. She sees private patients at the Wellington Hospital, King Edwards VII hospital and St John’s, and Elizabeth Hospital.


Weight Management and Diabetes28th September   You can watch the video here   

Weight management is of great importance to people, especially those who also have a diagnosis of Diabetes.  Dr Patel Consultant, Endocrinologist and Senior Dietician, Nehal Keshwala presented a patient education talk about weight management and diabetes.  

If you would be interested in more information about Weight Management Services please complete the form and we will contact you with more information.


Men’s Health –   2nd November 2021  – This Talk Was Not Recorded

We were joined by  Consultant Urologist, Mr G Ellis. Please see link for more information about Prostate Cancer HCA UK Prostate Centre brochure Need to know more or have suggestions for topics that you would like to know more about? Please feedback via the  Patient feedback  page with any questions, concerns or comments.


Love Your Liver – Wednesday 23rd February 2021 – This Talk Was Not Recorded

Your Liver is a fantastically efficient part of your body that performs hundreds of tasks – when it’s working well!.

Date published: 9th June, 2021
Date last updated: 30th May, 2024