125 years ago the world’s first conference for health missioners was held at Buckingham nursing home and rural community nursing was born!The Town Council has decided to mount a Health Festival to celebrate this unique part of our town’s history. This promises to be a high profile event, supported by NHS England, we will look at our history and the future of community healthcare throughout the week. There will be many events throughout the week for the community to get involved in from a professional development conference, a public health and well–being fair, and more. We hope to get local businesses and schools involved to do something special and play their part to promote health and well-being in our town.
Find the Buckingham Festival of Health on the Town Council Facebook page now
Monday 6th November
Free Mum & Baby Yoga
A free taster session on Monday 6th November for all new Mums.
Please contact Kay direct to book your place.
Tuesday 7th November
Access Awareness Day
Wednesday 8th November
Free Talk: ‘Preventing Pelvic Girdle and Back Pain during Pregnancy’ by Aceso Family Chiropractic
Healthwatch Bucks Public Board Meeting
Are you passionate about health and social care in Buckinghamshire? Would you like to get involved? They will also take questions from the public if submitted in advance!
Free NHS Health Checks program:
Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th November
For those that meet the criteria – at Buckingham Library – Fully Booked
Thursday 9th November
Do not miss out and come along to our Pop up Museum event1pm -3pm at Buckingham Library
Tea Party for retired health professionals: Tickets are now on sale from Villiers Hotel
***Calling all local Retired local Nurses*** Are you or do you know a local retired Nurse or Doctor? If so we need to hear from you! We are looking for photos, artefacts and any materials that would help create an exhibition for the Festival of Health. We would also love to hear your stories! Please contact the Town Council office and speak to Sam Hoareau. Alternatively, you can speak to Pam or Alison at the library, we would really appreciate it!
Free Seminar at Swan Pool by founder and head coach Richard Roach. Booking is essential. www.intent2improve.com
Professional Development Conference
Friday 10th November
A professional development conference specifically for healthcare professionals and district nurses. Full agenda below.
Health and Well-Being Day
Saturday 11th November
You will also find stalls from the following exhibitors:
- Buckingham Hospital League of Friends
- Buckingham Dementia Action Alliance
- Prevention Matters
- NHS Aylesbury and Vale and Chiltern CCGs
- Health Visiting Bucks Healthcare and School Nurse
- Terence Higgins Trust
- Healthy Minds
- Men in Sheds Buckingham
- Buckingham Library
- Sonia Norman ACU Energetics
- Clementine’s Herbs – Medical Herbalist – M.Eng, BSc(Hons …
- Cambridge Weight Plan
- ALR Training & Event Medical Services
- Jo Paulden Holistic Therapies
- Energetix Magnets for Life
- RJ Fitness