NHS set to hold Skegness event

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NHS Lincolnshire is set to hold an event in Skegness in the near future as part of its plans to ‘improve the health and the wellbeing’ of people in the county.

Its draft Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy outlines a number of priorities and recommendations that the NHS believes could have a “real impact on improving people’s lives in Lincolnshire.”

Written by GPs and people who invest in health and social care services, the document is currently in draft form and now requires input from the public.

The plans will be discussed at an event on Tuesday, May 3 at The North Shore Hotel, North Shore Road, Skegness, between 6.30pm and 8.30pm.

The strategy contains five work streams, with a central theme of improving mental health. The five themes are promoting healthy lifestyles, improving health and wellbeing for older people, delivering high quality care for major causes of health and disability, improving health and social outcomes and reducing inequalities for children, and reducing worklessness.

Dr Tony Hill, Director of Public Health for NHS Lincolnshire said: “These themes are considered as priorities for reducing the gap between the healthiest and least healthy people in the county, and ultimately improving mental health across the county.

“To ensure that local people are involved in the development of future services, we are keen know the views from the public on the work we have done so far.

“Anyone is welcome to attend one of the events or respond to the online questionnaire.”

The online questionnaire will run until June 22.

Anyone is welcome to attend one of the public events, but booking is required. To register contact Public Health Business Support on 01522 553819.