Step aboard NHS bus and check your health

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A health care bus will be rolling into Corby and Kettering and people are invited to step aboard for free advice.

The bus will be in Corporation Street, Corby, on Friday, September 7, and in Meadow Road, in Kettering town centre on Saturday, September 8.

Doctors, nurses, health care professionals and representatives from patient groups, local authorities and charities will be on hand to give advice to visitors who will be able to access a wide range of information, including advice on managing long-term conditions such as diabetes or asthma.

People will also be able to get advice about making practical changes to improve their health and quality of life, such as taking more exercise, eating healthily and stopping smoking.

This is the second bus tour organised by NHS Midlands and East. The first tour took place during Self Care Week in November 2011, and was visited by 2,000 people in the West Midlands.

This year the tour has been expanded, and it will be making 21 stops across the Midlands and East of England during the first three weeks of September.

Joanne Harding, long term conditions lead at NHS Midlands and East, said: “People with busy lifestyles might not feel they have time to seek health advice but by taking the bus to high streets across the region, we’re able to provide advice and help that fits into their routine.”