Health improvement

Free NHS Health Checks

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South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is offering staff and visitors the chance to have a free NHS Health Check to assess your risk of developing cardio vascular illnesses. The checks will be available on site at James Cook University Hospital.

What’s on your bucket list?

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Staff, visitors and patients at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough are being encouraged to add their wishes to a giant bucket list to mark Dying Matters Awareness Week (12-18 May 2014). The hospital’s bereavement team is holding an all-day awareness event on Monday 12 May and will be encouraging people to pin up […]

Be alert to symptoms of lung cancer

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South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is supporting the Be Clear on Cancer lung cancer campaign. The campaign, running across England until the end of April, will see adverts on TV, radio and in the press.

Staff and patients urged to battle cravings

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Smokers are being urged to prepare for battle and attempt to give up cigarettes for good to mark national No Smoking Day. This year’s No Smoking Day campaign takes place on Wednesday 12 March and has a ‘V for Victory’ theme which aims to inspire hundreds of thousands of smokers across the country to win the fight against cigarettes.

Major initiative to tackle smoking in pregnancy underway

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A major initiative to protect thousands of unborn babies from the harm caused by smoking and tackle the worst rates of smoking during pregnancy in the country is being rolled out in South Tees and across the North East. Babyclear, led by Fresh and the Tobacco Control Collaborating Centre, is a UK first aimed at reducing premature births, stillbirths, miscarriages and complications after labour due to smoking.

Stoptober campaign launched

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Smokers are being invited to join the tens of thousands of people gearing up to quit for Stoptober. This year, Stoptober is aiming to become the nation’s biggest ever quitting drive – with every North East local authority and dozens of organisations with a reach of over half a million staff in the region taking part to back it. Stoptober is a 28 day initiative from Public Health England, which is backed by Fresh and encourages the North East’s 460,000 smokers to make a quit attempt, starting on October 1.