The Society for Academic Primary Care North Conference 2017

On 23rd November 2017, students Pamela Sturges and Thomas Bestwick presented two posters for their work with the North Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Clinical Commissioning Groups at the SAPC North conference in Kendal.

Their poster Primary care in Primary schools showcased the new educational scheme they created in the summer of 2016 and have been running in primary schools in the local area of Stoke-on-Trent for nearly a year. This scheme provides children of those aged 9- 11years with important health information on key topics such as; asthma, diabetes, obesity, disabilities and dementia. A group of volunteers, led by Pamela and Thomas spend 2-3 hours on a afternoon educating the children and giving them take home materials in order to reach their parents. They hope to evaluate their work this year with behavioural psychologists.

The second poster; Manage Your Health Website was created by Pamela Sturges who has been working on a long-term conditions website for patients, clinicians and children. It features tools such as digital apps and patient interview videos to help patients take control of their condition and improve better self-management and reduce health appointments or admissions to hospital. This work has been made possible and supported by Dr Ruth Chambers, Clinical Chair of the CCG.

Pamela Sturges, 2nd Year Medical Student