Health Forum

Each year the PPG try to organise a health forum or activity day around a relevant topic.   Our last event which was on Chronic Pain Management was very well received.

If you came to the event, let us know what you thought … perhaps by starting a thread in the “Talking Health” online forum (Under the Resources Tab)

The PPG would especially like to thank Dr Kadambande, Consultant in Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine from Cardiff & Vale UHB ;  Dr Bethan Jones Consultant in Palliative Medicine and Dr Jo Hampson Chronic Pain Psycologist ; Ceri Clatworthy Primary Health Pharmacist and Dr Jon Campbell of NCMC for their excellent presentations on the night; and very many thanks to  Representatives from ‘The expert Patient Programme’; Maggies Cardiff; Darcey Orthotic Services; Maggie Beecher Otago Strength and Balance; Carers Wales ; Llanishen Hub. and Cardiff and Vale College for their demonstration of an an extensive range of complimentary therapies..

So what’s next?  If you have an idea for a Health Forum Topic or Activity, Get in touch and we will see what we can do.

To date, the PPG have organised health forum events about:

‘Mens Health’

An evening forum with an emphasis on Prostate Cancer


An evening forum with stalls and support agencies, and guest speakers including the Chair of the PPG, and a Patient Perspective from John Mudd

‘The Young Persons Health Forum’

An all day event with activities and workshops focusing on what school pupil’s told us they wanted to talk about

‘Healthy Joints’

An evening event on muscular skeletal disorders and how best to deal with them

Voluntary Sector Day

An all day event supported by all manner of Voluntary sector support services all under one roof

Exercise and Activity day

Keep it moving… with contributions and activities ranging from tai chi to running;  yoga to zumba

‘Living well with Dementia’

An all day event  in partnership with the Altzheimer’s society, with contributions by various support groups and a lunchtime singalong with the Forget me not choir

‘Who Cares’

A Carers day event supported by a number of support agencies and mental health charities

‘It’s not you – It’s your Thyroid’

An evening event with guest speakers including the world renown Professor Lazarus; our own Consultant Pharmacist Mark Allen and a Patient Perspective from Mr Ian Thomas

Do you have an idea for a future health forum… if so let us know and we’ll see what we can do.

Recent meeting minutes