Freshers are handed healthy advice - The Worcester Observer

Freshers are handed healthy advice

Worcester Editorial 1st Oct, 2014 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016   0

HEALTHCARE information has been provided to city students to help them know what services are at their disposal.

Staff from NHS South Worcestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (SWCCG) were on hand at the University of Worcester’s fresher’s fayre to hand out advice on what to do if they become injured or unwell.

This included how to access GPs, minor injury units, pharmacies and details about NHS 111.

University pupils who attended the event also visited stands offering information about looking after their sexual health, eating habits, monitoring alcohol and smoking consumption and the opportunity to sign up a local GP practice.

Helen Perry-Smith, engagement manager for the SWCCG, said: “This event provided a great opportunity for students to find out more about the health services available in Worcester if they become injured or unwell.

“There are a lot of students moving to Worcester from other parts of the county as well as from abroad and it’s easy for them to overlook health services until they really need them.

“We had a very positive reaction especially to the ‘Is A&E for me?’ mobile app as this is an ideal way for them to access the information they need, when they need it.”

More information about the health services available in the city can be found at online.

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