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Stay Well roadshow in the Black Country to help residents stay well over winter

20 Feb 2020by lindseyh

A fun and interactive roadshow that has been touring the Black Country stopping at Sandwell, Walsall, Dudley, West Birmingham and will make its final stop in Wolverhampton this week. The health bus gives residents a better chance to ‘Stay Well’ this winter. Residents will be able to get advice on how to keep themselves healthy over winter at the last roadshow stop on Thursday 20 February 2020 at Sainsburys, St Marks, Wolverhampton 11am – 3pm. The aim is to make sure they are informed so they choose the right health services for their condition.

Four Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG’s) in the Black Country; NHS Dudley CCG, NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG, NHS Walsall CCG and NHS Wolverhampton CCG are running the winter roadshow as part of the national NHS ‘Stay Well’ campaign.

The roadshows so far have been a great success with over 500 people across the Black Country speaking with the team from the NHS.  There is now just one more event to take place, this Thursday.

On Thursday 13 February whilst in Dudley Town Centre, Councillor Jake Cooper stopped by and said: “It’s wonderful to meet some of the brilliant team from the NHS, it’s fantastic to hear the importance of keeping warm and well this winter. I’m pleased that the people of Dudley Borough are able to get the advice whilst been out and about in the town centre, the bus really does grab your attention”

 

Dr Tim Horsburgh, GP and Clinical Executive, Dudley Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) also said: “Winter can be an especially busy time and this is when NHS services can be under pressure. We as a CCG are working with our partners across the Black Country to ensure that all members of the public are armed with the knowledge to help them stay well this winter, by being aware of the services that 111, pharmacies and GPs can offer.”

NHS staff are encouraging members of the public to come and talk to them at the roadshow events to receive FREE advice and support about some of the key actions they can take to keep them and their families well this winter including:

  • Making sure you get the flu jab if eligible;
  • Keeping warm – inside and outdoors;
  • Getting help from your pharmacist as soon as you start to feel unwell, before it gets more serious, even if it’s just a cough or a cold;
  • Making sure you have a well-stocked medicine cabinet;
  • Taking prescribed medicines as directed.

For more information on how to Stay Well this Winter, visit https://www.nhs.uk/staywell