Chill out and choose well at our Summer roadshow

It’s officially Summer and NHS Bolton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is inviting people to chill out and choose well at their annual roadshow.

Families are welcome to join the CCG on Victoria Square on Thursday, August 1st from 10am to 4pm for a fun day of free activities and useful advice for a safe Summer holiday.

There will be a chance for kids to tackle the Mountain Monkeys climbing wall, and they can challenge mums, dads and grandparents to a game of giant Jenga or Connect Four.

There will also be a life-sized game of Operation so a steady hand will be needed in order to beat the buzzer!

As well as lots of fun activities, the CCG will be chatting to families about how they can stay safe and well over the Summer months.

The CCG has produced a useful guide, called Think Summer, which will help families make the right choice when it comes to needing medical advice.

The 40-page booklet is jam-packed full of hints and tips on how to deal with sunburn (and avoid it), what to do in a heatwave, how to treat insect bites and hayfever, and what to do about an upset tummy.

It also has a section on spotting the signs of childhood conditions, such as measles, scarlet fever and meningitis.

There is also practical advice on treating things at home with a simple first aid kit; like bruises, sprains and cuts.

A small first aid kit can be bought for under £10, and to help people make a start with stocking up their own medicine cabinet, visitors to the CCG Summer Roadshow can take home a free box of plasters.

There will also be important information leaflets, Think Summer booklets and Choose the Right NHS Service pens available.

Visitors to the Roadshow can read their Think Summer booklet in comfort, and listen to some music, in a special ‘chill-out’ area courtesy of Hits Radio.

Dr Wirin Bhatiani, Chairman of the Bolton CCG said: “If you are out and about in Bolton on the 1st August, I would encourage you to get involved in our Summer roadshow event. This is a chance to find out more about the health services available in Bolton, share your views and have fun with the family.”

“In Bolton, we have made it easier than ever for people to get an appointment with their GP practice, either by creating additional appointments in the evening and at weekends, providing a same-day phone assessment for children under 12 or by introducing new primary care roles in the community, such as mental health and musculosketal practitioners, and Health Improvement Practitioners. It’s important that people are aware of what’s available and how and when they can they can access these services. On top of that we’ll have loads of tips for a safe Summer!”

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