PenCycle

PenCycle

Reclycing Initiative Launched by Novo Nordisk

PenCycle is the exciting new environmental initiative by Novo Nordisk which aims to drastically reduce the amount of waste produced by pre-filled medication pens.

As part of their ‘Circular for Zero’ environmental change policy, they have created a recycling scheme for the pens, which includes their pre-filled growth hormone pen, which will help reduce the 23 million pens currently going into landfill or being incinerated each year.

The plan is simple, instead of placing your empty pen in the sharps bin, take the needle off and put the rest of the pen into the PenCycle box (the needle goes in your sharps bin as usual). The Pencycle box will be delivered to you through your Alcura service and Alcura will take the box away when it is full.

The pens will then avoid landfill and may then be recycled into chairs or light bulbs.

The pilot scheme will run for 6 months initially, in a small number of areas using the Alcura delivery servie. During the pilot Novo Nordisk are looking for a 30% uptake to the scheme, and then will then decide how to roll the programme out further.

To find out more download the PENCYCLE leaflet

or visit the growth hormone pre-filled pen WEBPAGE

Captain Tom 100

Captain Tom 100

The Captain Tom 100 Fundraising Challenge

To celebrate the amazing achievements of Sir Captain Tom, from Friday 30 April to Monday 3 May, The Captain Tom Foundation are asking everyone to dream up a challenge based around the number 100 and fundraise for a charity of their choice.

Everyone is invited to take on a challenge around the number 100 anytime and anywhere over Captain Tom’s birthday weekend. It’s so simple.

Think up your 100 challenge. It can be anything you like – from walking 100 metres to baking 100 cakes or writing 100 letters

Take on your 100 any time between Friday 30 April and Monday 3 May

Fundraise for the Child Growth Foundation

Share your 100 on social media using #CaptainTom100

To sign up click HERE and choose the Child Growth Foundation as your chosen charity – and let us know what you will be doing!

Good luck and thank you

 

Stuck for ideas on what ‘100’ you can do?

Download this handy cheat sheet…

Captain Tom 100 Ideas

Santa Run

Santa Run

Autumn is here. Leaves are turning brown. There is a chill in the air and soon there will be frost on the ground. That can only mean one thing…

Christmas is coming!

So why not challenge yourself to a festive fundraiser and support our incredible work.

It is really simple.

  1. Grab a Santa suit
  2. Set up a fundraising page – Give As You Live
  3. Run

What could be easier? Well, yes, sitting at home watching the telly could be easier but it wouldn’t be as much fun, and it wouldn’t raise any money for the wonderful CGF.

Santa runs up and down the country have been cancelled this year but that shouldn’t stop the fun! You can set your own distance, create your own challenge and spread some Christmas cheer.

#HoHoHo

CGF Virtual Convention

CGF Virtual Convention

***Exciting News***

We are delighted to announce the dates for our Virtual Convention. It is free to full members this year, so please make sure your membership is up to date.

To become a full member visit: Membership

NICE Faltering Growth Quality Standard

NICE Faltering Growth Quality Standard

NICE have published a quality standard for faltering growth

The faltering growth quality standard covers recognising and managing faltering growth in babies (aged up to 1 year) and preschool children (aged over 1 year). It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

CGF trustee, Rachel Pidcock, was a lay member on the specialist committee and contributed towards the quality standard, the CGF was also a stakeholder in its development.

The standard aims to improve the identification, management and support related to faltering growth and can be found at the link below.

NICE Faltering Growth Quality Standard

 

NICE quality standards describe high-priority areas for quality improvement in a defined care or service area. Each standard consists of a prioritised set of specific, concise and measurable statements. NICE quality standards draw on existing NICE or NICE-accredited guidance that provides an underpinning, comprehensive set of recommendations, and are designed to support the measurement of improvement.