*Free health event in Frome offers ‘Heart Age’, blood pressure and diabetes checks
*Somerset CCG to also hold its Annual General Meeting highlighting local health service achievements for 2017/18
Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group has joined forces with Somerset County Council Public Health advisors, local charities and community support groups to hold a ‘Healthy Somerset’ event this month.
On Tuesday 18 September more than 30 community organisations will be represented at the Healthy NHS Somerset event, which takes place at the Cheese and Grain, Market Yard, Justice Lane, Frome BA11 1BE, from 11.00am to 5.00pm
There will be a wide range of health information, advice and support on offer from organisations like Mendip Health Connectors, MIND, the British Red Cross, the Alzheimer’s Society, St Margaret’s Hospice and Somerset County Council’s Public Health Team offering health checks and tips to help you quit smoking, lose weight and get fitter by simply making small changes to your diet and lifestyle.
Somerset’s pharmacies will be represented with advice on taking your medicines and reducing falls in the home, and Health Connections Mendip will be showing how to find groups and support in the community that could improve your health and wellbeing.
Somerset CCG will also be holding its Annual General Meeting at the venue from 1.30pm.
This is an opportunity for members of the public to ask questions, hear about the successes and demands affecting Somerset’s health care system and find out how their views can help shape the local NHS into the future.