Chelwest Open Day

On September 5th we at Hiyos took part in a brilliant open day at the West Middlesex University Hospital site. The open day celebrated being healthy and active, and ran an exciting programme of events for all ages.

Not only did we have our own stand to show people all the innovative things we’re doing at Hiyos, but also we sneaked up on others and pleaded with them to tell us about their work – and we managed to capture it on film! We’ve also included some useful links to services in your area.

Bear with us – the atmosphere was SO buzzy at the show, that you may need to give the volume dial a nudge…

IAPT – Support for mental health

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Support for diabetes, and tips if you are at high risk of diabetes


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Cancer support – The Mulberry Centre

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Support and advice for carers



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Drug and alcohol support services


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Mental health and pregnancy


For more info there are lots of support services you can contact – including Apni, bacp, Mind, Samaritans, Netmums


Chronic disease workshop – Healthwatch


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Our Duck Diabetes Programme!

A massive thank you to all our patients who took part in the first Duck Diabetes programme. We held our final event in December.

We will be sharing our analysis of the programme in due course – but in the meantime check out excerpts from all of the events below, well done and watch this space for more similar programmes!

Event number 1: The beginning…

We launched our 6 month Duck Diabetes programme on Friday 29 June – with an event which had a brilliant turnout!  Here are some snapshots from the event…

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Welcome to the programme

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What does the Duck Diabetes Programme involve?

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A Firstcare patient shares his journey with us and how he ducked diabetes

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So what is diabetes?

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What’s pre diabetes, and why do we need to duck diabetes?

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One You Hounslow shares some nutrition tips

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What support is available? Pt 1

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What support is available? Pt 2

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More about the programme

And here are some snapshots from our second event in September…

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Dr Mahmud welcomes patients to our second Duck Diabetes event.

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Maria, one of our Healthcare Assistants, explains more.

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What does ‘Duck Diabetes’ mean, anyway?!

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Making a change…

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Supporting each other is very important…

And lastly, here are some snapshots from the finale in December!

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Dr Dhir introduces the final event…

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Our HCA Maria gives a recap of the programme…

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A patient kindly gives us his experience…

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A patient who attended the programme on behalf of his mother…

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A big thank you for your feedback …

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That’s a wrap…!


Are you diabetic?

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There are so many brilliant resources out there if you’re diabetic. Take a look at the two leaflets below from Better Living, which give advice on living with diabetes, and also how to cope if you’re fasting during Ramadan…

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For much more information, and also versions in 7 other languages including Punjabi, Arabic, Hindi, Polish, Gujarati, Bengali and Urdu, see the Better Living Website!

Diabetes Prevention Week

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Monday 16 – Sunday 22 April was Diabetes Prevention Week! Thanks to all those who came to our diabetes event on Thursday 19th, where we had short talks from our practice nurse, Morna, our student physician associate, Rowena, and Maria, our healthcare assistant on the prevention of diabetes – including the benefits of a healthy diet, and exercise tips. Great turn out!

Find out more about diabetes here…

Also a great resource for information is Diabetes UK

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