At Home With Lorraine Kelly 2017 - 139
BEING HEALTH AWARE
WE KNOW HOW IMPORTANT IT IS TO
be able to spot the signs and symptoms of
potentially serious illnesses that can affect us
and our families at any time. Working with
clinicians, patients, industry, charities and
academics, we help make it easier to spot
We've just created a film aimed at parents
of young children that looks at how to spot
whether a child has sepsis, providing practical
advice on what to look for with the help of
paediatrician Dr Ranj of CBeebies.
Sepsis is a rare, but potentially lifethreatening, complication of an infection. The
film has real-life footage of children with the
symptoms parents should be looking out for at
home if their child under five is unwell with an
infection or bug. Dr Ranj also provides some
practical tips on how to care for a child with
fever at home.
Co-designed by parents, for parents, the
videos aim to better provide parents with
the information, and confidence, to know
when, and how, to seek medical attention
if their child is unwell.
A trailer can be seen on our Facebook
page and the full films are on the NHS
Choices website nhs.uk/sepsis
Atrial Fibrillation (AF) is one of the
most common forms of abnormal heart
rhythm and a major cause of stroke.
People with AF are five times more likely
to suffer a stroke than people with a normal
heart rhythm and AF causes one in five of
all strokes - over 12,000 strokes per year
Nationally, we're working with colleagues
and clinicians across the country including
NICE, patient organisations, charities
and industry to reduce the number of AF
related strokes as well as raising vital public
awareness. We recently worked with the AF
Association to demonstrate how people can
do their own 30 second pulse check, which
could prolong or even save lives.
You can see a short video on how to do
this on our brand new Facebook page.
See more about these innovations
and others at Facebook.com/
You can also follow us on Twitter
The Health Innovation Network is part
of the NHS and one of 15 Academic
Health Science Networks, or AHSNs,
that cover the population of England.
Our focus is to speed up spread of the
best innovations in health and care so
they reach more people, more quickly.
For more about what we do, see
ON THE MOVE - Mobile devices
such as smartphones connected
to wearables provide real time
data such as heartbeat and body
temperature to monitor health