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Oral History Volunteers needed in Leicester/Nottingham/East Midlands

Are you a good listener? Are you interested in people?

You will record stories from people treated by or employed in any part of the NHS over the past 71 years

We want to create a more diverse and inclusive history of the NHS than currently exists.
The NHS was created in 1948 to provide free and universal access to healthcare and is a key institution of post-war British everyday life.
The lived experiences of workers, patients, volunteers and the public encapsulate a unique part of UK post-war social and health history. But the histories of many communities of patients and workers are absent from existing work.
By making the history of the NHS more diverse and inclusive we will produce a shared national story about the NHS for everyone that can be taken into the future and benefit national and international audiences.

What will you gain?

- Professional oral history training

- Communication and research skills

- An opportunity to meet new people

- An opportunity to play a part in an exciting heritage project and help shape its direction.


- You will need to be available for some time during weekdays, evenings and weekends.
Training will take place in Nottingham on Friday 8th and 15th November 2019 and some interviews may be undertaken in evenings and weekends.

- Respect the confidentiality of interviewees and other interviewers.

- Commitment to attending oral history training.

- Undertake a minimum of 10 interviews.

- We will be collecting stories throughout the East Midlands between October 2019 and June 2020

Help us create a shared history of the NHS

Get in touch now for more information:
Please contact James McSharry email: telephone: 01612750560
Or visit our website:


Nottinghamshire County Council - What's On in Notts bulletin:
November 2019 - Remembrance Day - Education Appeal Panel - Family History Group
- Christmas Wreath Workshops - Christmas Crafts Fair - Festive Weekends - Local News


Nottinghamshire County Council - Health and Wellbeing bulletin
Flu jab - Warm homes scheme - Every Mind Matters - NHS app - Click on this link: - Health and Wellbeing


Dr.Roger Smith a family doctor in Australia has self published a simple ebook on personal health titled -

Take a Simple Drive to a Healthier Life

Dr.Smith has made his book available for free:

The aim of this message is to make the book's free availability known to all your members through your network of U3As. if you think that it may help your members improve their health and understanding of some basic health issues, please forward it to all.

I stress that I receive NO return for any free downloads of the ebook.

Having sold enough physical copies to more or less break even, I decided last year to make the ebook version free for all - available either via the books (orange icon) app on iPhone / imac / ipad or free via Amazon for kindle on UK site or for android / pc via a simple download from my simple health website.
Veterans Affairs In Australia and Diabetes Vic have been very positive about the book.

I hope that you take the time to have a look at the book. Hopefully, you will agree with Vets and Diabetes Vic and then inform all your members about its easy and free availability.

Dr Roger Smith

You can read or download the book to your device by clicking on this link The Simple Doctor


Nottingham Trent University are offering Mobility Scooter training, read this leaflet: Mobility Scooter training to find out more. The University is also looking for volunteers to take part in a Mobility Scooter Study, click on the poster on the right to find out more, or contact Mobility Scooter Study


A message from Don Read

Hi, I am Don Read,I head the jazz group for the West Bridgford U3a, I have 60 years experience in the music business.
Armed with a song I composed in 1998 for the 25th anniversary of the local Leonard Cheshire home for the disabled,
I contacted various Dementia groups suggesting that the song,
"Home Is Where The Heart Is" would be ideal for Dementia groups.
So far six groups have adopted the song. If you know of a Dementia group that might like to use the song please contact me...


Are you aged 60 years and over?

Are you currently experiencing difficulties with your memory and/or attention?

Have you discussed this with your GP or attended a memory clinic and been told that there is nothing wrong with your memory and/or attention?

If yes then we would really like to hear from you.

We are researchers in Division Psychiatry at University College London and have developed an online survey that will ask you a series of questions about your difficulties with your memory and/or attention, your mood, your satisfaction with life and various other psychological factors. This should take approximately 30-40 minutes to complete.

If you are interested in taking part then please click on this link: UCL Research

If you complete the survey, you will be invited to enter into a draw for one of eight Love2Shop vouchers worth £50 each.


ATTENTION DRIVERS - Are you interested in taking part in a Hazard Perception theory test in Virtual Reality run by The Transport Research in Psychology Group at Nottingham Trent University? - please read this leaflet: Hazard Perception #}


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