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The Wolverhampton Integrated Respiratory Lifestyle (TWIRL) Group
We’re delighted to be one of the organisations supporting The Wolverhampton Integrated Respiratory Lifestyle (TWIRL) Project, alongside The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, Compton Hospice, Wolves Community Trust, Age UK Wolverhampton and West Midlands Fire Service.
With the support of the Health Foundation, we have worked together to develop an informal community-based ‘breathing group’ for COPD patients. COPD is a condition where the airways become inflamed and the air sacs in the lungs are damaged. This causes the airways to become narrower, which makes it harder to breathe in and out.
The Wolverhampton initiative follows the success of a similar one in Coventry, where patients who joined the ‘RIPPLE’ project demonstrated an improvement in their wellbeing and felt less socially isolated.
TWIRL will meet weekly on Wednesday afternoons at Molineux Stadium, Wolverhampton starting Wednesday 20 July. Patients can take part in fun activities like bingo and quizzes, and receive structured education to help them better manage their condition whilst being supported by volunteers and health care professionals in an informal environment.
For more details about the group, please e-mail WOLCCG.WCCG@nhs.net or call 01902 444878.
New Free Resource To Patients Registered With A Wolverhampton GP
The Sound Doctor – World Class Patient Education Films
The Sound Doctor produces high quality films about a number of medical conditions online. All the films are short, informative and interesting. They will help you understand more about your condition and how to look after yourself better.
If you or any of your family would like to access this large film library please email: firstname.lastname@example.org giving the name of your GP and practice. You will be sent a link to click on, and you then just need to create a username and password of your choice. That’s all you have to do! Please do recommend this resource to your friends and family if you think they will benefit from the information. As long as they live in this region they will be eligible for free access too.