A healthcare-themed bus will be touring communities in the Vale of York in June as part of local celebrations to mark 70 years of the NHS.
The NHS turns 70 on July 5 and to celebrate the NHS Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and its partners want to engage with the local community about their health and wellbeing.
The double-decker bus will visit various sites in York, Selby and Easingwold in the coming weeks, and members of the public are being invited to come along to receive healthcare advice, learn more about health check-ups or just to chat.
The bus will be at the following venues:
- York - 1 June (9.30am to 1pm) at Parliament St and (2.30pm to 3.30pm) in Acomb Front Street
- Easingwold - 15 June (10am to 12pm) in the town centre
- York Monks Cross - 15 June (1.30pm to 3pm)
- Selby - 18 June (10am to 2pm) in Selby town centre
Staff from the Vale of York CCG; City of York Council’s YorWellbeing service; North Yorkshire County Council; Healthwatch, York CVS; and Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust (TEWV), which runs mental health services on behalf of the CCG, will be on hand to talk to the public about a number of healthcare topics affecting the local community.
The main topics include:
- How to keep you and your community healthy and well and safe (health checks, diet, exercise etc)
- Mental health and wellbeing
- Tackling isolation and loneliness
Members of the public who attend these events will also have the opportunity sign a human-sized birthday card which the CCG created to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the NHS.
The card will be available to sign at these community bus tour events, as well as other events being held in June and July.
Dr Nigel Wells, the CCG’s Clinical Chair, said: “The CCG holds a lot of public engagement events throughout the year, and this summer is no different, with our community bus tour to celebrate 70 years of the NHS visiting various locations across the Vale of York area.
“Members of the public are encouraged to come down and receive healthcare advice, learn more about health check-ups, or simply to have a chat. These events are a great opportunity to engage with the public about a range of topics so we hope to see lots of you there.”
Please note that details of the bus tour are subject to change. For more information about the CCG’s NHS70 celebrations, visit: www.valeofyorkccg.nhs.uk/nhs70/