MMU Student Nurses undertake health checks for the local community

Staff and students from MMU Department of Nursing have been promoting self care week in Hyde. Supported by Thornley House Medical Centre Patient Group they carried out over two hundred health checks to shoppers and staff in Morrisons this week. Students have limited opportunities for community experience at a time when health services need to be focused in the community rather than the acute sector so this is a great opportunity for students to develop their confidence and skills in both communication  and health promotion.mWe talked to many people about their health worries and gave advice where required. The team were promoting health pledge which is designed to encourage people to make a pledge to make a small change to their life which could make a big impact on their health and well being. 

We would like to thank Simon  Toft the manager at Morrisons for supporting this initiative again this year and we look forward to next year. 

   

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