Health improvement

Dave backs healthy heart checks

Posted on in Community services, Health improvement

Dave Speight is a busy man. He is sales director, who works long hours, many of them on the road, and only visits his GP when he knows he’s ‘unwell’. But Dave received ‘a wake-up call’ after the company arranged a free healthy heart check run by the local NHS cardiovascular screening service.

Running with heart and soul

Posted on in Fundraising, Health improvement

After Jill Gristwood suffered a heart attack, her husband Tim raised funds for the ward she was treated on and backs the Healthy Heart Check campaign. The cardiovascular screening programme is inviting employers across the Teesside area to engage in setting up a workplace ‘Healthy Heart’ screening event for their employees.

Stoptober events

Posted on in Health improvement

Stop smoking teams are taking to the streets to urge smokers across Teesside to join the tens of thousands of people taking part in the nation’s biggest ever stop smoking drive.

Stoptober is a national campaign from the Department of Health which encourages smokers to make a quit attempt during the month of October.

Lose pounds and gain motivation

Posted on in Health improvement

Following the fantastic successes for Team GB at the London 2012 Olympics, do you feel motivated to do more exercise and loose a few pounds on the way to a healthier lifestyle?

You do? Then you might want to take advantage of a free weekly drop-in service in the Trinity Centre, North Ormesby, hosted by the health improvement team at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

How healthy is your business?

Posted on in Health improvement

Improving the health and well-being of employees in the workplace is the ongoing key aim of a local scheme – how healthy is your business?

An NHS health specialist is allocated to local organisations to discuss plans for wellbeing at work following significant evidence which shows engaging in workplace health activities has benefits for both employer and employee.