A HOST of events will be held during Self Care Week across GP surgeries and medical centres in Keighley and Craven.

There will be seven days of free community activities open to the public between Friday and Sunday, November 15 and 24.

They range from talks on specific ailments, fitness and volunteering, to innovative new ways of accessing medical advice.

The activities are being organised by Modality Partnership, the organisation that involves most of Keighley’s GP practices, at its own premises as well as community venues.

Bill Graham, Modality’s community innovation officer, said: “There are some really interesting events for local residents and patients about how to look after yourself well, and access information and help.”

Frank Kuhne, a lay educator in diabetes health, will speak about hidden sugars at Long Lee Village Hall on November 20 from 10am to noon, helping people to alter their eating habits.

Mr Kuhne and his Health Library will be at Silsden practice on November 18 from 10am to noon, and Farfield Practice, Keighley, on November 20 from 2pm to 4pm.

A five-week course for people at risk of falls will begin at Silsden Medical Practice on November 22 at 2pm.

Push Doctor masterclasses will run on November 21 from 10am to noon at Silsden Medical Practice, Cross Hills Group Practice, Holycroft Surgery and Farfield Group Practice, and from 2pm to 4pm at Fisher Medical Centre in Skipton, Kilmeny Medical and Haworth Medical Practice.

Mr Graham said: “Push Doctor offer face-to-face GP consultations over a smartphone – masterclasses in our waiting rooms will show patients how to access this service. For many people this is a great way to have a GP consultation at a time to suit you!”

Holycroft GP Dr Hazel Hawker will give a Lifestyle Medicine presentation at Holycroft Surgery on November 18 from 2.30pm, telling patients and healthcare staff about the latest thinking and initiatives.

People can have a cup of tea and a chat at the No Worries Café at Holycroft Surgery waiting room Fridays November 15 (2-4pm) or 21 (8.30am to noon).

There will also be a Parkinson’s awareness drop-in, alcohol awareness with Project 6, a talk on sepsis, Tai Chi, and health walks in Haworth in Skipton.

Email rose.hadlow@bradford.nhs.uk for further information on the Self Care Week activities, or to join a local Active Patient Groups or become a Practice Health Champion.