Bassetlaw Health Bus used to engage with local workforce!

by | 8 July 2021 | Health, Retford

NHS Bassetlaw Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is delighted to be involved in working with our local employers and employees in Bassetlaw.
Our local NHS, partners and the third sector have been working collaboratively to deliver a new mobile approach to engage with the working population in Bassetlaw by utilising the Bassetlaw Health Bus to visit local organisations to improve access to advice about improving health and wellbeing.
On 2nd June the Bassetlaw health bus attended Greencore in Worksop to promote the NHS COVID vaccination. During the day further engagement was undertaken to signpost employees to appropriate health and mental health services in Bassetlaw along with information being provided around self-care, seeking advice from local pharmacies, the NHS 111 service and registering with a GP practice to ensure everyone has access to the right care at the right time.
The event was also used as a great opportunity to raise awareness around important local initiatives such as Nottinghamshire MIND, Bassetlaw Action Centre Men’s Walk and Talk group, the importance of Cancer Screening and key messages together with information on Social Prescribing in Bassetlaw.
The health bus is an innovative way to engage with the local population and the feedback received will also help the CCG understand people’s experience of accessing and using local NHS and community services. Following the success of the engagement event, further work is being planned to engage with the local public and other organisations in Bassetlaw.