Sue Knowles, the Rushcliffe CVS Health Development Worker works with NHS Rushcliffe Clinical Commissioning Group, patients and voluntary and community groups to help improve health services in Rushcliffe. Her role is to:

  • Inform community and voluntary groups about what health activity is happening in Rushcliffe
  • Support local voluntary and community groups that support people with health conditions such as the Rushcliffe Stroke Survivors Group
  • Promote key health messages to the local community through campaigns such as ‘Stop-Smoking campaign’ and ‘Eat Well 4 Life’
  • Give talks to voluntary and community groups with a health focus
  • Be a link between individuals, organisations, groups, NHS Rushcliffe CCG so that health issues can be promoted and issues can be raised
  • Be involved in the NHS Rushcliffe CCG Health Network and to chair a number of forums including the Diabetes and Cancer forums, 50+ Health subgroup and the Mental Health and Wellbeing partnership

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Free 12 Week Healthy Lifestyle Programme

Fit Fans  rugby free fit course

Players and staff from Nottingham Rugby Club together with Everyone Health are delivering this free course for anyone in Rushcliffe who wants to learn more about nutrition and physical activity. 

Starts Monday 15 May 18.00 – 19.30 at Nottingham Rugby Club, the Bay, 1 Holme Road, Lady Bay, West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 5AA

To book a place, please contact Mitchell Harper at Everyone Health:

Telephone on 07802 718594
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Carers Roadshow 2017 – Free Events!!

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  • Find out about local carer services and support
  • Talk to carers, service providers and service planners
  • Find out about rights and benefits
  • Meet carers and share experiences
  • Air your views
  • Browse the market place

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Unwind with Words

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Take time to relax and explore the joys of words through stories, poems and conversation. Meetings are the 3rd Monday of the month from 10.30 - 12.00.

The next session is:

19th June 2017

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Patient Forums within NHS Rushcliffe Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

 Patient forums are for:

  • Patients
  • Carers
  • People with an interest in health services and conditions

What are Patient Forums?

  • They are NOT support groups
  • They are for local people with a desire to improve local services for people like them

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Rushcliffe Move and Mingle and AGM

Rushcliffe Health Walks

Rushcliffe's programme of free, friendly, health walks are a great way
to meet new people and socialise Rushcliffe Walking for Health move and M logo while walking to benefit your health.

Rushcliffe Move and Mingle walks are led by Walking for Health trained leaders and you can walk at your own pace. To see more information and where the walks are in Rushcliffe please go to the web page here.

Just come along to one of our walks, or for more information contact Simon on 07976 631194 or Duncan 07969 330846.


Reactiv8 Project - new sport and physical activity programme for people aged 16+ with a newly acquired disability

Parkwood Community Leisure are proud to announce the launch of the Reactiv8 Project in Rushcliffe. In partnership with Nottinghamshire County Council and Rushcliffe Borough Council.

The Reactiv8 project is a new sport and physical activity programme for people aged 16+ with a newly acquired disability. Participants referred onto the programme are able to access weekly multi sports and gym sessions for a period of 10 weeks with support from an appropriately qualified activity leader.

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‌Green spaces – which is your favourite?

Rushcliffe Borough Council want to hear from you
about  green spaces which green spaces you enjoy spending time
in. You can now vote for your favourite site in the

Please click here to visit the council's webpage, where
you will find a list of all the green spaces within


Rushcliffe Ramblers Sunday Short Walks Programme for 2017

Rushcliffe Ramblers have sent us their short walks programme for January to July 2017. You can download walking figures from clipartit dochere. 

Please note that if the weather is poor, the walks can be shortened. We will pause for a drink during the walks – please bring your own drink.

For more information, please contact the Walk Leader, Jeremy on 0115 981 0420 or 0775 145 8041

This Girl Can Swim sessions

Did you know Nottingham City Council has a programme of dedicated female only swimming sessions taking i swim because i love my body swim cropplace in all 7 city pools? With female pool helpers to help you develop your swim technique, female lifeguards, music playing during the session, hooks on poolside for robes and gowns and access to the health suite, which include steam rooms and saunas (where available), these sessions are a must for women and girls!

For more information about where This Girl Can Swim sessions are, visit

Because there's only One You!

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Without knowing it, by the time we reach our 40s and 50s many of us will have dramatically increased our chances of becoming ill later in life. Whether we are eating the wrong things, drinking more than we should, continuing to smoke despite everything we know, or just not being active enough, all of these small things can add up to an unhealthy you.

Making better choices today can have a huge influence on our health, and could prevent diseases such as type 2 diabetes, cancer and heart disease, and reduce our risk of suffering a stroke or living with dementia, disability and frailty in later life. But it's not easy in our busy lives – tempting treats in easy reach, bigger portions for everything we eat and technology that allows us to shop, stay in touch and be entertained without ever having to leave the sofa. Modern life is ganging up on us.

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Free Walk-in Hearing Aid Clinic in West Bridgford

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The Ear Foundation runs a free walk-in hearing aid clinic for:

  • New batteries
  • New ear mould tubing
  • Advice on equipment
  • Advice on how to use and clean your hearing aids
  • Information on hearing loss and all the services that can help you

The clinic is held at West Bridgford Baptist Church, Melton Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 7NF on the 3rd Monday of the month from 10.00am - 11.00am.

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New Rushcliffe Hard of Hearing Group

The Test Match Hotel
Gordon Square
West Bridgford
Nottingham NG2 5LP

A new Rushcliffe Hard of Hearing Group is starting up in West Bridgford. Enjoy social events, outings, speakers, raffle, and information.

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Smokefree Life Nottinghamshire

Smokefree Life Nottinghamshire is a new service that launched on 1 April 2016. Run by Solutions 4 Health, it provides services to help prevent people from taking up smoking, protect people from the dangers of second-hand smoke and support people to quit.

The Smokefreelife Nottinghamshire service replaces the New Leaf service and is free to anyone living in Nottinghamshire or registered with a Nottinghamshire GP. For more information, please visit:

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Rushcliffe Stroke Survivors Group

At The Lounge, St. Paul's Church, Boundary Road, West Bridgford, on the second Wednesday of each month, 2.00pm to 4.00pm

If you have any queries about the group, please contact Sue Knowles, RCVS Health Development Worker on 0115 969 9060 ext 132 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Do you want to make a difference to the healthcare of people with diabetes?

NHS Rushcliffe CCG Diabetes Forum is a group of patients help with diabetesand carers committed to improving all aspects of Diabetes care in Rushcliffe. The Diabetes Forum is one of six patient forums within NHS Rushcliffe CCG which are chaired by Sue Knowles, Health Development Worker within Rushcliffe CVS. 

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