People that find it hard to access health and wellbeing services in the county can now find these roving vans coming to them in their communities.
New health and wellbeing vans have been launched this month, offering easier access to services such as registering with a GP Practice, health checks, vaccinations, wellbeing, mental health advice and more.
NHS Herefordshire and Worcestershire has teamed up with Worcestershire County Council, University of Worcester, Macmillan Cancer support and the Academic Health Science Network to provide the mobile health and wellbeing vans, which are travelling across Worcestershire offering vital medical and social services advice. They include:
- Support for GP Registration
- NHS health checks, diagnosis, treatment interventions to our most vulnerable populations and those communities with low uptake rates
- Prevention and early intervention in targeted services
- Vaccinations and Immunisations
- Health Education and lifestyle advice
- Signposting to both health and wider social services
- Providing information in many languages and formats
Dr Ian Tait, Primary Care Clinical Advisor for Prevention at NHS Herefordshire and Worcestershire says: “This is a fantastic initiative that brings vital health provision to people who are most in need.
“By being able to travel to specific locations across Worcestershire and offer health checks, vaccinations and advice to communities we can really have a positive impact on everyone’s health.
If you see one of these vans in your local community- please do come and say hello and take advantage of the services and signposting on offer to you.”
Lisa McNally, Director of Public Health for Worcestershire says: “I am so pleased the Your Health Your Wellbeing vans are now on the road. Taking health and wellbeing into the heart of communities is a passion of mine.
“If you see a van, please do pop along. Everyone is incredibly friendly and knowledgeable. They will help answer any health questions you have. They can also point you in the right direction if you need advice on anything from mental health to money worries.”
Anyone in Worcestershire can visit the Your Health Your Wellbeing vans without an appointment. People don’t need to be registered with a GP, and don’t have to provide proof of identity to access the help and advice on offer as part of this service.
For more information please visit: Worcestershire Outreach Programme :: Herefordshire and Worcestershire Integrated Care System (hwics.org.uk)