Skip to content
left end
left end
right end

19 November 2015

Bristol shoppers to get Stay Well This Winter health advice

Winter pic

An NHS "Stay Well This Winter" roadshow is set to visit three shopping centres in Bristol and South Gloucestershire week commencing 23 November. 

Shoppers will be offered expert advice on how to prepare against the cold weather and ward off common winter illnesses so they do not require a hospital visit.

The roadshow, part of the national Stay Well This Winter campaign, will go to:

  • Willow Brook Centre in Bradley Stoke on Tuesday 24th November;
  • Kingschase shopping centre in Kingswood on Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th November; and
  • Clifton Down shopping centre on Friday 27th and Saturday 28th November. 

Staff will advise patients - particularly those over 65 or with long-term conditions such as diabetes, stroke and heart diseases - on key actions including:

  • Warm: Keep your house warm this winter at least 18°C (65F);
  • Immunisations: Get your flu vaccination;
  • Neighbours: Keep an eye on elderly neighbours and relatives;
  • Timely: Seek advice from a pharmacist at first sign of illness;
  • Enough:Pick up repeat prescriptions so you have enough while pharmacies/surgeries are closed; and
  • Restock: Make sure you have enough food and medicine in the cupboards.

Shoppers will also be advised how to use new online GP services, including booking appointments, ordering repeat prescriptions and accessing medical records.

This week the campaign was backed by celebrities Alan Davies, Joey Essex, Ainsley Harriott, Tina Hobley, Arlene Phillips, Sunetra Sarker and Barbara Windsor who were photographed in their woollies holding the letters W-I-N-T-E-R.