Health bus advice is just the ticket

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People in Corby are invited to board the NHS healthcare bus to find out facts on how they can feel fitter.

The bus will be visiting the town on Wednesday, November 14, when doctors nurses and representatives from patient groups and charities will be on hand to give out advice.

The bus is visiting Corby during Self Care Week which aims to encourage people to take control of their health. Visitors will have access to a wide range of health information from managing a long-term condition to self-care and personal health budgets.

In addition they can find out how to make practical changes to improve the quality of their life, such as taking more exercise, healthy eating and stopping smoking. This is the third healthcare bus tour organised by NHS Midlands and East, and it is back by popular demand.

Joanne Harding, of NHS Midlands and East, said: “We are delighted with the success of the healthcare bus.

“The tour is going from strength to strength, which is great as it means we can help more people manage their overall health and wellbeing.”

“People are clearly finding the bus appealing as it offers an alternative for people who don’t have a GP, feel they may not have the time to seek health advice, or just simply want to ask that question they never seem to get round to.

“Often people turn up at hospitals with minor illnesses and injuries that could often be better treated more quick at home using self care.”

The healthcare bus will be In Corporation Street, in the town centre, from 10am until 3pm.