A converted bus offering a one-stop-shop for health and wellbeing is coming to Medway next week to help residents kick start a healthy New Year.

The Make Every Contact Count (MECC) health and wellbeing bus will be parked in the Asda car park in Strood from Tuesday, 17 to 21 January from 10am to 4pm daily.

On board the double-decker bus, residents will be able to have a Covid-19 vaccine and get their BMI, blood pressure and heart health checked by NHS professionals. No appointment is needed.

Trained NHS staff will be able to advise on how to be healthier and fitter and make recommendations to people on how to stop smoking, reduce alcohol and find cancer support services.

After Strood, the health and wellbeing bus moves to Asda in Gillingham from Tuesday 24 to Friday, 28 January.

NHS Kent and Medway Chief Medical Officer Dr Kate Langford said: “The health and wellbeing bus is an exciting project that will enable us to reach into the communities we serve, and support people make positive changes to their physical and mental health and wellbeing.”

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