As the Met Office forecasts more unsettled weather – including rain, frost and fog – an NHS ‘Health Bus’ is on its way to help people tackle winter ailments.
The NHS Health Bus is rolling into Leicester this week offering some timely mini check-ups and advice on winter wellbeing.
The launch of the Health Bus is the latest idea in the NHS three-month ‘Feeling under the weather?’ campaign to tackle common conditions – especially among people most at risk.
The NHS is here to help people in a range of ways – it’s not always about seeing your GP or going to A&E. Your local pharmacists also offer a wealth of healthcare information. We want to encourage people with a bad cough, cold or sore throat, to pop down to their local pharmacy for some quick health advice on the best ways of caring for themselves.
The colourful Health Bus will be at Fosse Park Shopping Centre on 6 December from 10am to 4pm, followed by events in our and around shopping centres until the end of February. Our winter campaign is also supported by lots of posters and leaflets. You’ll see them in GP surgeries and pharmacies, with tips on tackling winter ailments.
On board the bus will be healthcare professionals who can offer free mini health check-ups, as well as other NHS team members with winter wellbeing advice for people at risk, especially the over-60s and carers.
The arrival of the Health Bus will be supported by additional ‘Feeling under the weather?’ events and activities. The first will be at Market Harborough Indoor Market, 12 December 2014, 10am – 4pm.
If you’d prefer to stay indoors to look for winter wellbeing advice, go to www.westleicestershireccg.nhs.uk to click on the ‘Your Health’ tab, where you will find a link to ‘Feeling under the weather?’. There is a PDF leaflet to download, print off and keep by the medicine cabinet this winter.
The local ‘Feeling under the weather?’ campaign will last till the end of February.