NHS Health Campaigns:
Each month the NHS focus on life-saving research for a range of different health and lifestyle campaigns. Throughout this page you will find all the monthly links and information you need to either find help and support needed either for yourself, family or friends or to follow each campaign and get involved with helping to raise the vital funds needed to carry out life-saving research that saves thousands of lives each year.
1st September- 30th September: Urology Awareness Month
September is Urology Awareness Month. Organised by The Urology Foundation, this month aims to raise awareness of urological disease as well as raise money so we can fund vital research and training into these diseases.
It is estimated that 1 in 2 of us will be affected by a urology condition in our lifetime. Our urology health is vital to our quality of life. But diseases and cancers of the kidneys, bladder, prostate and the male reproductive system are becoming more prevalent and devastating the lives of millions of men, women and children in the UK.
1st September- 30th September: World Alzheimer's Month
This World Alzheimer's Month, we are highlighting the importance of talking about dementia. We want to raise awareness of how it impacts the daily lives of people affected by the condition and challenge the stigma that surrounds it.
We know that receiving a dementia diagnosis can leave a person feeling very alone. We have also spoken to primary carers who feel isolated since their loved one received a diagnosis. But you are not alone.
Let's shine a spotlight on dementia and highlight how taking the time to talk about dementia can have a huge impact for people affected by it.
13th September: World Sepsis Day
World Sepsis Day is held on September 13th every year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against sepsis. Sepsis accounts for at least 11 million deaths worldwide annually. Yet, depending on country and education, sepsis is known only to 7 – 50 % of the people. Likewise, it is poorly known that sepsis can be prevented by vaccination and clean care and that early recognition and treatment reduces sepsis mortality by 50 %. This lack of knowledge makes sepsis the number one preventable cause of death worldwide.
13th September- 19th September: Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness Week
Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness Week (RAAW) is an annual campaign created by NRAS to raise awareness of the condition and eliminate misconceptions by educating and informing friends, family, employers of those with RA and the general population about what rheumatoid arthritis truly is. For more information please visit https://nras.org.uk/campaigning/ra-awareness-week/#
20th September- 26th September: Organ Donation Week
Organ donation is the act of giving an organ to save or improve the life of someone who needs a transplant.
You are able to donate some organs while you are alive, for example; a kidney, or part of your liver. However, most organ and tissue donations will come from people who have died.
Anyone can register a decision to donate their organs and tissue when they die, regardless of their age or medical conditions. To ensure that all donated organs are safe, the donor's medical and lifestyle history is assessed at the time of donation.
For more information please see the video below. You can also find more information by visiting https://www.organdonation.nhs.uk/