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Live talk available at the below date and time. The Electrical Industries Charity presents a wellbeing series of inspirational speakers and leading experts in mental health, law, and reliance. The series is uplifting and educational on a range of issues impacting our industry. Format of the series will be a 50-minute virtual presentation followed by 10 minutes of questions and answers facilitated by the Charity CEO, Tessa Ogle.

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Former GP and medical expert, Dame Barbara Hakin is a much respected technology speaker known for her roles in the management and governance of NHS England. Formerly Chief Executive of the East Midlands Strategic Health Authority, Barbara is a much sought after keynote speaker whose experience in both practical medicine and the National Health Service have afforded her a deep insight in the British medical system.

Formerly a General Practitioner in Bradford, Yorkshire Dr Dame Barbara Ann Hakin currently works as a medical and technology speaker and stands as Deputy Chief Executive of NHS England. She has been responsible for a number of innovative moves toward performance targeted medical practice and patient management and her decisions as an advisor and medical technology speaker have been met with both applause and uncertainty by those on various sides of the political landscape. She has appeared as a keynote speaker at a variety of medical and after dinner speaker events and is frequently called upon to give comment and opinions to the press.

Dubbed 'the most powerful woman in the NHS', Barbara has been working as a medical expert and technology speaker for many years and her advice and opinions are well respected by those practicing medicine and those working in medical governance. Dr Hakin was made a Dame for her services to the British Medical Industry and work as a medical technology speaker in the Queen’s 2009 Birthday Honours.

November 2022

This month we focus on the important topic of Men’s Health. This is particularly important for our industry as 85% of the employees are men. Globally, men die on average six years earlier than women, and for reasons that are largely preventable. It doesn’t have to be that way; we can all take action to live healthier, happier and longer lives. Generally, men are more reluctant to visit medical centres and or doctors and studies have proven women are 100% more likely to visit the doctors. Sometimes masculinity can drive riskier behaviour such as dangerous driving and going that little bit further can have repercussions on our health. We explore the most prevalent male cancers, men's mental health and common health issues men face within the industry.

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One of the keys to a better version of you, mentally and physically, is sleeping well. We want all of our industry members to sleep as well as they can that’s why EIC have partnered with Sleepstation. Sleepstation is a clinically validated sleep improvement programme that can help you learn how to control and optimise your sleep to get the best sleep possible. Designed by experts and backed by science, the online service is proven to combat even the most severe insomnia. Their team will help you identify the underlying causes of your sleep problem and provide the personal support and guidance needed to improve your sleep. Sleepstation delivers remote care with a personal touch and that's what makes it so effective. Therapeutic support through Sleepstation is available to those in need and meeting our charity eligibility criteria.

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