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Newham Show

Newham Show Poll Results

Newham’s biggest free event, The Newham Show, took place in East Ham’s Central Park, on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 July 2019.

The event, organised by Newham Council, was a show with a difference this year because there was more great activity for young people, run by young people.

Much of the format of this year’s show was influenced by residents from what they said at Citizen Assemblies. Mayor Rokhsana Fiaz said: “I was really pleased by the new look Newham Show and I thank everyone who made it happen. We listened to what people wanted and there was so much to do, lots of fun, lots of laughter and loads of smiling faces with young people at the heart of it.

Newham CCG volunteers had a great time playing operation with children and young people while the grown-ups looked at symptoms written on a card and tried to guess the right place to go with staff standing by to give advice.

During the event we asked people if they were confident around their knowledge of health services.  Here’s what they said.

When we asked the members of the public on if they felt confident knowing where to go if they had a health problem, 90% of those asked said “Yes” they knew where to go.

We asked if the public if they felt confident in knowing where to go to get health advice and 89% of those asked said “Yes” they were confident about where to go to seek advice.

The Newham Show is always popular with residents and it was great to see that 80% of the people we spoke to lived in Newham.

Newham Patients and Staff Help Make Newham Hospital Better

A big “thank you” to Newham Hospital A&E staff and patients for helping to make Newham Hospital even better.

Over seven days in May, A&E patients aged over 65 were asked to complete yellow paper forms as part of a study to help improve Newham’s A&E.

The information will be used to help reduce overcrowding and waiting times.

Diabetes Prevention Week (1 – 7 April) events

Newham CCG carried out two successful Diabetes Prevention Week (1 – 7 April) events, one for staff at Unex Tower and one for our local community at Queens Market, Upton Park.  At Queens Market the team saw over 250 people who wanted to get advice, find out more and talk to them about diabetes and their possible risk. The team also carried out over 50 health checks. Local Councillor Firoza Nekiwala, Assistant Cabinet Member for Health and Adult Social Care, also came along to support the event and hear about the work we are doing around diabetes prevention.    Here at Unex tower staff were able to learn about the risks of diabetes, have a health check and use the online risk score to find out their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.  Anne Marie Maher-Vyas, Head of Commissioning and Transformation, who led on the delivery of the diabetes awareness week, said: "In Newham there are over 27,789 residents diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and 1 in 8 people in the borough are also estimated as being at high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes in the future, that's why our work in diabetes prevention is so important. Type 2 diabetes can be prevented through lifestyle changes so it's our job to educate people on making the right choices to improve their future health."