Apr

Perspectives on Patterns at Bankfield Museum

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Opening at Bankfield Museum on Saturday 10 February will be an exhibition ‘Interpretations of Calderdale Museums Pattern Book Collection’ by the Textile Art Group. Discover intricate details, long forgotten patterns and learn more about the history of the textile industry. The exhibition will include art works created by the Textile Art Group inspired by this fascinating collection.

Members of the Textile Art Group will be in the Link Gallery demonstrating a number of different crafts and talking about their work. Free, drop in activity for all ages.

Other activities around this exhibition which continues until 2 June include;

Through my Sketchbooks with Vivienne Brown

Saturday 17 March, 1.30pm to 4pm

Bookmaking with Helen Smith & Joan Burnip

Saturday 24 March, 10.30am to 12.30pm and 2pm to 4pm

Needlepunch Felt & Fibre Painting with Jackie Ford and Denise Teed

Saturday 14 April, 11am to 2pm

Ordering Repeat Prescriptions – Changes from Thursday 1 February

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From Thursday 1 February 2018 pharmacies, online pharmacies and suppliers of medical appliances will no-longer be able to order repeat prescriptions on your behalf.

You will need to order your repeat prescription directly from your GP surgery every time.

Prescription medication can be ordered from your GP by:

  • your GP’s online ordering service (if available through your practice), either by computer or a smartphone application
  • by handing in the white, tear-off part of your repeat prescription to your surgery
  • by letter

For more information you can speak to your GP practice staff or pharmacist.

What you need to do

Each time you need more medicines;

  1. Order your repeat prescriptions from your GP practice when you have 7 to 10 days of medicines left
  2. Contact your pharmacy to let them know you have ordered a prescription if you want them to collect it for you

Remember your GP practice may need 2-3 working days to issue a prescription and the pharmacy may need up to 2 days to dispense your medicines, so don’t leave it until the last minute.

Why is this happening?
As part of our ‘It’s our NHS and we’re not going to waste it’ engagement, the CCG (Clinical Commissioning Group) asked people to think about the way repeat prescriptions are currently provided and whether they support the idea to encourage most people to order their own repeat prescriptions directly from their doctor’s surgery by using the online ordering system or dropping a repeat prescription request in at the doctor’s surgery.

77% of people agreed with this and they also said that we needed to look at how to reduce waste in medicines.

Following this engagement, NHS Calderdale CCG has taken the decision to recommend to our member practices that they no longer accept orders from third parties after 1 April 2018.

By doing this the CCG hopes to:

  • Reduce medicines wastage from orders that are not required by patients.
  • Reduce spend on prescribing of unwanted medicines.
  • Reduce the potential for stockpiling medicines and the associated risks.
  • Reduce GP practice and community pharmacy workload in the longer term.
  • Empower patients to be in control of their own medicines.
  • Promote effective repeat prescribing systems including use of online ordering, Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) and repeat dispensing systems including Electronic Repeat Dispensing (ERD).

The CCG will start to roll out the changes on 1 February 2018 enabling both practices and community pharmacies and appliance contractors’ time to notify patients and put in place new protocols ahead of 1 April.

 

FREE Modern Day Slavery and Human Trafficking training for anyone working in Calderdale

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There is no typical victim of slavery – victims can be men, women and children of all ages and cut across the population. But it is normally more prevalent amongst the most vulnerable, minority or socially excluded groups Modern slavery has been getting increasingly more attention both from the mainstream media and the government, which culminated with passing the Modern Slavery Act in 2015.

Types of modern day slavery include:

HUMAN TRAFFICKING, CHILD TRAFFICKING, DEBT BONDAGE, FORCED LABOUR, SEXUAL EXPLOITATION, CRIMINAL EXPLOITATION, DOMESTIC SERVITUDE

Human Trafficking could be taking place in Calderdale and you could help to tackle it. Hope For Justice will be running free training sessions for people working in Calderdale, typically those who work on the frontline and with the public.

 

Upcoming Parenting Support Courses

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Being a parent is not always easy, that’s why Parenting Support Provision run courses to give you ideas and tips to help. They have dedicated teams that can provide structured and tailored family support that suits you. They offer practical, friendly advice to help you deal with any aspect of family life.

The next course starts on 13 July at North Bridge Leisure Centre. Mellow Babies is a 12 week  course following ideas of Mellow Parenting which promotes positive parent-child interaction. Mellow programmes allow parents to take the lead in exploring their relationships and provide a structured environment where they can learn how to improve their relationship with their child.

For further information on this course call 01422 392689.

Details of all upcoming courses available can be found in the Parenting Support Provision Leaflet.

A fresh look at litter and fly-tipping

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Ways to reduce the amount of littering and fly-tipping in Calderdale have been discussed at the meeting of Calderdale Council’s Economy and Environment Scrutiny Panel.

At the meeting of the Panel on Thursday 20 April, members of the Litter and Fly-tipping scrutiny review group presented their report and recommendations to reduce litter and fly-tipping in the borough.

The cross-party review group has been looking closely at the issue since October last year and their findings have now been published with fifteen recommendations for Cabinet to consider… Read more…

Family Funday – Halifax RLFC vs Batley Bulldogs this weekend

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Halifax RLFC V Batley Bulldogs (6pm KO)

Sunday 30 April 2017 – from 4pm
MBi Shay Stadium, Shaw Hill, Halifax HX1 2YS

  • Rugby Ball Coconut Shy
  • Strongman Game with leader board
  • CCCT’s Blender Bikes
  • BedzRus Photo Finish Try Challenge
  • Passing Accuracy Challenge
  • Challenge Cup Trophy on display (subject to availability)
  • Photos with our life size photo board & Halicat mascot
  • Junior showdown: Batley U7s, Drighlington U7s & Siddal U7s play off in a curtain raiser.

Family tickets will be on sale in the ticket office on the day for £30 (Usually £60) including 2 x Adults and up to four U16s. Transfers to the fanzone available in the ground.