Bolton health chiefs launch guide to help summer be a success for all the family

Struggling for how to keep you, your kids and other relatives happy and healthy during the scorching summer months?

Health chiefs in Bolton may have the answer!

Bolton Clinical Commissioning Group has just published their “Think Summer” booklet, which aims to encourage families to “be active, be in the know and be prepared” this summer.

It gives helpful advice on avoiding and dealing with dangerous illnesses ranging from scarlet fever to skin cancer

It also provides guidelines on contacting the correct NHS service,

As well as providing info on fun activities for all ages such as free swimming for under 17’s.

But it isn’t just aimed at kids, it also gives advice to adults and the elderly on topics including medical advice to help to combat loneliness through the “Men In Sheds Project” by Age UK.

Given that loneliness is something of a hidden danger to the elderly, this is certainly helpful

Especially considering that the number of chronically lonely older people in the UK was recorded at a dizzying 1.2 million in 2016.

Dr Wirin Bhatian Chair of NHS Bolton CCG emphasised the importance of all members of the family staying “healthy, happy, and well”.

He said: “I would urge you to pick up a copy of our Think Summer guide, where you can find useful information on things like childhood illnesses, common summer ailments and practical guidance on what to do in a heatwave and how to protect yourself against sunburn.”

Further information can be found on the Bolton CCG Facebook page as well as their Twitter page under #ThinkSummer

The booklet will be distributed to all Bolton primary Schools as well as being available online here.

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