Visitors can have a NHS health check when they visit the Open Day and Fete at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) from 11am to 4pm on 10th June 2017.
The check will be completed by an Occupational Health Professional and includes height and weight measurements, blood pressure measurement, lifestyle assessments, gathering information on family medical history and a simple blood test to check cholesterol and/or blood sugar levels if required.
Hilary Winch, Head of Workplace Health and Wellbeing at NNUH, says: “The NHS Health Check is particularly aimed at those aged between 40 and 74, but we are able to undertake a modified version for those who do not meet this age requirement. Check should take no longer than 20-30 minutes and will provide you with specific health advice if there are indications you are at higher risk of developing a health problem in future.”
Additionally in the East Atrium Level 1 there will be a careers fair which is open to anyone looking to begin or continue their hospital career in Nursing, Medicine, Allied Health Professions or associated professions such as those with the Ambulance Trust or with the Army medical reservists. Anyone is welcome to come down and chat with our team from students to those already in the work place and seeking a career change or a way back into the health profession. The event will provide tailored information on the range of opportunities. On show will be a variety of stands and displays about the hospital and current members of staff will be available to answer questions and offer advice to prospective applicants. Hospital recruitment experts will also be available to provide practical tips on the recruitment process and careers in the NHS.
Other attractions at the open day include finding out what goes on in an operating theatre, visiting the new skin cancer microscope, making a plaster mould of your hand, taking part in traditional fete games, browsing the cake and craft stalls, listening to live music or taking your teddy for an X-ray. Visitors on the day will be able to follow a special ‘sea creature’ trail around the hospital to collect stamps in their passport and qualify for a goody bag.
For more information, go to www.nnuh.nhs.uk