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Supporting events

In the run up to National Salt Awareness Week 2009, we sent out 1,324 information packs to Health Care Professionals throughout the UK encouraging them to organise a supporting event. The pack included examples of leaflets and posters that could be ordered from CASH free of charge for the supporting event, together with examples of previous supporting events that have taken place and a sample press release, encouraging local media coverage for the event.

Information packs were sent to health professionals (including dietitians, nutritionists and health promotion units) who work in hospitals, GP surgeries, health charities, educational institutions, the food industry and government organisations. A further 2,929 GP surgeries also received posters and leaflets to display in their surgery.

We had fantastic support from health care professionals with nearly 400 supporting events being held throughout the country, distributing over 58,000 leaflets. Below are some examples of supporting events that took place around the country and how health professionals utilised the resources during the Week.

Examples of Supporting Events

Wirral PCT
"Displaying and distributing posters and leaflets in resource center used by health professionals. Information on website"

North Wales Police
"Displaying posters and leaflets in the office environment"

 Guy's Hospital
"Salt awareness stand at Guy's Hospital main entrance. Manned by a dietitian with a salt quiz and the chance to win a low salt hamper donated by Borough Market and M&S"

Clee Medical Centre, Cleethorpes
"Display 'Salt and Health' showing high and low salt food choices, information on labels, Salt conversion, list of salt in common foods, together with CASH leaflets and poster"

Sefton NHS
"Health promotion displays across the borough and at ASDA in Southport and Aintree"

Kent Trading Standards
"Publicised salt awareness during a food seminar for local food businesses"

The Royal Alexandra Hospital, Paisley 
"Drop in sessions in the staff and public dining room area, where dieticians, cardiology nurses & chefs provide free blood pressure checks & information regarding the effect of salt on health. Complementary tasters of salt free dishes and recipes available"

Blackpool PCT
"Stands displaying Salt Awareness Week literature, offering health checks including BP and BMI "

Wilmslow Leisure Centre
"Presentation to cardiac rehab patients. Display of leaflets and posted for elderly exercise group"

Dudley PCT
"National Salt Awareness Week posters displayed in surgeries across the borough"

 Warwickshire PCT
"Five separate displays in hospital restaurants, community hospital and stroke ward"

ShipShape
"Salt Awareness Week display in branch"

St Neots Road Medical Centre
"Posters displayed in surgery"

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
"Stall in the entrance of the hospital including in formation on how to reduce salt intake"

St Johns Wood Medical Practice
"Displaying posters and leaflets"

Herne hill Group Practice
"Displaying poster"

West Kent PCT
"Displaying posters and leaflets"

Norfolk County Council
"Displaying posters and leaflets in all of their offices"

New Forest Youth Team
"Posters and leaflets used to promote salt awareness"

Shropshire County PCT
"Displays in work offices, posters and leaflets sent to caterers, information in local press and newsletter"

Staffordshire County Council
"Stands in libraries displaying salt awareness posters and distributing leaflets"

Bexhill Hospital - Community Stroke Rehab Team
"Stand in local supermarket and interaction with local health professionals, highlighting the importance of label reading, as well as displaying salt awareness posters and distributing leaflets"

St Marys Surgery, Cambs
"Display in surgery, and leaflets used by clinical staff during consultations"


Organisations that requested resources for their supporting events:

2gether NHS Foundation Trust,
GloucestershireAlzheimer , Scotland
Angus Council, Angus
Argyle Medical Group, Pembrokeshire
Ashfield District Council, East Midlands
Balmuir Gardens Surgery, London
Bayer Hall Surgery, West Midlands
BDCP, South Yorkshire
Bedfordshire Community Health Services, Bedfordshire
Bedfordshire PCT, Bedfordshire
Belfast City Hospital , Belfast city Hospital Trust, Antrim
Better Health at Work, Yorkshire
Bideford Bay Children's Centre, Devon
Birmingham Children's Hospital, NHS Foundation Trust, UK
Bolton NHS PCT, Greater Manchester
Bristol Royal Infirmary, Avon
Brunel Medical Practice, Devon
Bury College
Camden NHS Healthy Eating Team, St Pancras Hospital , London
Camp Hill Early Years Centre, Warwickshire
Cardiovascular Trials Unit, Greater Manchester
CCL, Ayrshire
Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust, London
Bury Children's Centre, Lancashire
Clee Medical Centre, Lincolnshire
Clitheroe Health Centre, Lancashire
Coleg Gwent, Monmouthshire
Community Nutrition Team, Norfolk
Community Protection Department, Wigan
Community Virtual Ward, Croydon
Crown Office & Procurator Fiscal Service, Lanarkshire
Cwm Taf NHS Trust, Prince Charles Hospital , S. Wales
Darent Valley Hospital , Dartford & Gravesham NHS Trust , Kent
Dietetic Department, Warwick Hospital , Warwickshire
Dietetic Services, Bronglais General Hospital , Ceredigion
Doddington Medical Centre, Cambridgeshire
Doncaster Royal Infirmary, S. Yorkshire
Dr Kateb and Dr Brown Surgery
Dr Matta GP Practice, Bedfordshire
Dr N Baldock & Partners, Surrey
Dr O Connor, Kent
Dr Sathanandan, Essex
Dr. A R Toovey and Partners, Bedfordshire
Drs Good, Townsend & King, Gloucestershire
Dr's Hampson, Pritchard & Parkes, East Midlands
East Cliff Practice, Kent
East Dunbartonshire CHP HI Team, Lanarkshire
East Dunbartonshire Council, Glasgow
East Riding Of Yorkshire Council, East Riding Of Yorkshire
East Sussex Downs and Weald Primary Care Trust, East Sussex
Edinburgh City Council, Scotland
Elm Lodge Surgery, London
Evergreen Surgery, Essex
Midsuffolk Leisure Centre, Suffolk
Fife Council, Fife
Finchampstead Surgery, Berkshire
Firth Park & Shiregreen Children's Centre, S. Yorkshire
Forest View Children's Centre, Gloucestershire
Forestry Commission, Edinburgh
George Eliot Hospital , George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust, Warwickshire
Glendevon Medical Centre, Devon
Gloucester NHS Trust, Gloucestershire
Elmtree Medical Centre, Cleveland
Grassy Meadow Day Centre, Middlesex
Gwent Health Care NHS Trust, Gwent
Hastings and Rother PCT, East Sussex
Health Centre, Lancashire
Hednesford Valley Health Centre, Staffs
Herefordshire Healthy Schools, Herefordshire
Hinchingbrooke Health Care NHS Trust, Cambridgeshire
Homerton Hospital , London
Hook Surgery, Surrey
Hospital Of St Cross , Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust, Warwickshire
Hywel Dda NHS Trust, New Quay
Inverclyde Royal Hospital , Greater Glasgow & Clyde NHS Trust, Glasgow
ISS Mediclean, Hertfordshire
Jobcentre Plus, Lancashire
JobcentrePLUS, Suffolk
Kent Trading Standards, Kent
Kingsgate Medical Practice, Bathgate
Knowsley PCT, Merseyside
Lancashire County Council, Lancashire
Lee High Road Medical Centre, London
Leicestershire Nutrition and Dietetic Service, Loughborough Hospital , Leicestershire
Leighton Hospital , Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Cheshire
Lewisham PCT, London
Limetree Surgery, London
Lincoln County Hospital , United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust, Lincolnshire
London Road Medical Practice, Gloucestershire
Lothian NHS Board , Scotland
Luton and Dunstable Hospital , Bedfordshire
Magnox , Essex
Mansfield District Council, Nottinghamshire
Maples Medical Centre, Greater Manchester
Medical Centre , Kent
Middlesbrough Health Improvement, Cleveland
Mkdons sport and education trust, Buckinghamshire
Moat House Surgery, Cambrdgeshire
MOD RAF Athan, the Regional Medical Centre
National Public Health Service, Pembrokeshire
Nestlé, Surrey
New Forest Youth Team, Hampshire
Newark & Sherwood District Council, Nottinghamshire
Newham University Hospital NHS Trust, London
NHS, Rhondda Cynon Taff
St Nicholas Hospital, Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Trust, Northumberland
Perth Royal Infirmary, Perthshire
NHS Barnsley, Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, South Yorkshire
NHS Bedfordshire, Bedfordshire
NHS Camden, St. Pancras Hospital, London
NHS Forth Valley , Stirlingshire
NHS Grampian, Moray
NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde, Renfrewshire
NHS Plymouth, Devon
NHS Sefton, Merseyside
NHS Sheffield, South Yorkshire
NHS South Gloucestershire , South Gloucestershire
NHS Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire
NHS Tayside, Angus
NHS Western Isles, Scotland
NHSct, Londonderry
Norfolk County Council, Norfolk
Norfolk Pct, Norfolk
North Wales NHS Trust, Clwyd
North West London Medical Centre, London
Northbourne Surgery, Dorset
Nottingham Community Health, Nottinghamshire
Nottinghamshire Community Health, Newark Hospital , Nottinghamshire
Nottinghamshire Community Health, Mansfield Community Hospital , Nottinghamshire
Nottinghamshire County Council , Nottinghamshire
Nuneaton & Bedworth Healthy Living Network, Warwickshire
Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council, Warwickshire
Nutrition & Dietetics Department , London
Nutrition and Dietetic Department, West Middlesex University Hospital , Middlesex
Morrisiton Hospital , Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University NHS Trust, Swansea
Oldham Primary Care, Trust, Lancashire
Outpatients, Princess of Wales Hospital , Cambridgeshire
Park Road Surgery, Surrey
Parkhall Surgery, Cambridgeshire
Pate's Grammar School, Gloucestershire
Pemberly Surgery, Bedforshire
Pembrokeshire LHB, Pembrokeshire
Penkridge Medical Practice, Staffordshire
Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust, Devon
Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, St James Hospital, Hampshire
Public Base Community Team, Upton Hospital , Slough
Public Health Department, NHS Warwickshire
Queen Camel Medical Centre, Somerset
Queenstown road Medical Practice, London
Reflections Restaurant, Lancashire
Regal Chambers Surgery, Hertfordshire
Renal Dialysis Unit, L'Derry
Richmond Medical Centre, West Midlands
Rockline Industries, Worcestershire
Rowanberries Supported Living, Yorkshire
Royal Bolton Hospital , Royal Bolton Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Lancashire
Royal Brompton Hospital , Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Trust, London
Royal Free Hampstead, Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust, London
Rushey Green Group Practice, London
Scartho Medical Centre, NE Lincolnshire
Scottish Enterprise , Lanarkshire
Sealand Youth Centre, Flintshire
Secret Garden Children's Centre, South Yorkshire
Shetland Islands Council, Shetland
Shipshape, Sheffield
Shropshire County Primary Care Trust , United Kingdom
Sodexo Healthcare, Birmingham Children's Hospital, West Midlands
Somerset Community Health, Somerset
Somerset NHS, Somerset
South Staffs PCT, Staffordshire
Southmead Hospital , North Bristol NHS Trust, Bristol
Southway Surgery, Surrey
Spearpoint Surgery, Essex
Springfield 's Fuels Ltd, Lancashire
St Andrews Medical Centre, Middlesex
St Johns Wood Medical Practice , Hospital Of St John & St Elizabeth, Middlesex
St Mac Nissi's College, Antrim
St. Julian's Wing, St Albans City Hospital , Hertfordshire
Staffordshire County Council, Staffordshire
Stannary Surgery, Devon
Staunton and Course Surgery, Gloucestershire
Stockett Lane Surgery , Kent
Stockton on Tees Teaching PCT, Cleveland
Stockton Riverside College , Stockton on Tees
SW Dietetic Service, Warwick Hospital , Warwickshire
Swansboro Health & Fitness
Tanfield View Medical Group, Co. Durham
Boroughbridge High School , North Yorkshire
The Children's Nursery, Lancashire
The Cranborne Practice , Dorset
The Greenhill School , South Pembridgeshire
The May Logan Healthy Living Centre, Merseyside
The Priory Centre, Norfolk
The Springs Health Centre, Derbyshire
The Surgery, London
The Surgery, Surrey
Torbay Care Trust, Devon
Total Health Pharmacy, Norfolk
Trading Standards, Powys
Transocean, Aberdeen
Treetops Children's Centre, Gloucestershire
Tyrone County Hospital , County Tyrone , Omagh
University Hospital Of North Tees , Cleveland
University Of Edinburgh , Edinburgh
Vale Royal Borough Council, Cheshire
Venus Resource Centre, Merseyside
Warwickshire PCT, George Eliot Hospital , West Midlands
Waterloo Surgery, Plymouth
Watford African Caribbean Assn, Hertfordshire
Wellness Coaches USA , USA
West Kent Primary Care Trust, Gravesham Community Hospital , Kent
West Middlesex University Hospital , Middlesex
Westinghouse Rail Systems Ltd, Wiltshire
Whittington Hospital , Whittington NHS Trust, London
Wilmslow Clinic, Cheshire
Woodland Avenue Practice, Bedfordshire
Woodside Group Practice, Surrey
Wrafton House Surgery, Hertfordshire
Wrexham Police Station , Wrexham
Wychbury Medical Centre, West Midlands
Yeovil District Hospital , Yeovil District Hospital NHS Trust, Somerset

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