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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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 for local people with a desire to improve local services for people like them

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Unwind with Words

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Take time to relax over a cup of coffee 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 sessions will be held at West Bridgford Library

Monday 18 September

Monday 16 October

Monday 20 November

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Rushcliffe Move and Mingle

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.


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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Smokefree Life Nottinghamshire

Smokefree Life Nottinghamshire 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.