Staff and students from the Department of Nursing at MMU are working with a local patient participation group (Thornley House Hyde) this week providing health checks for the local community in Morrisons Hyde.
The first day has proved a raging success with over 100 people stopping by to have their blood pressure checked and to have a chat about their health. The students have had the opportunity to promote the patient group initiative Health Pledge 2015 which is being launched this Saturday. The group have set up a website where people can get advice on small ways they could improve their health. People can make a pledge to change something in their life to improve their life and health. This is an initiative by patients for patients supported by MMU.
It was a real privilege to work with my students today and see them talking to a range of people with confidence and reassurance. We are hoping by the end of the week to have made a real impact to people in the local community and in times where community placements are difficult to find what better way to gain experience of a community.
If you would like any further information about health pledge please log on to: http://www.healthpledge.co.uk
The attached picture shows me and two of our third year students Daniel Nelson and Melissa Rispin.