CRICKET supporters who want to stay healthy, fit and well will benefit from a new partnership announced by Kent Cricket and Kent Community Health NHS Trust.
NHS health and wellbeing teams will be on hand at some county cricket matches during the season, promoting NHS Health Checks, Stop Smoking services, Health Trainers and healthy weight services to cricket fans.
To kick off the new relationship Kent Cricket Head Coach and former West Indies Captain Jimmy Adams had his NHS Health Check at the The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence, Canterbury.
Vimbai Egaru, Head of Health Improvement at Kent Community Health NHS Trust said: “NHS Health Checks is a new service, so we are delighted to be working with Kent County Cricket Club this season to get the message out to more people about the importance of getting checked. The NHS Health Check is designed to let you know if you are at a higher risk of developing heart disease, stroke, diabetes or kidney disease in the future.If you’re aged 40 to 74 withno major health problems you’re entitled to a free check.
“Jimmy’s NHS Health Check results were, as you might have guessed, excellent, and show he is at very low risk of developing diabetes, heart disease or kidney disease in the future. We have advised him to try to increase his activity levels and to make sure that he has another NHS Health Check in five years’ time.”
“We are very pleased to be working with Kent Community Health Trust,” said Kent Cricket CEO Jamie Clifford. “We are at the heart of the sports industry in Kent so hopefully we can assist in getting the healthy living, active life message across. Good to see we have a very healthy coach!”
Kent Community Health NHS Trust provides a range of health and wellbeing services in the community. For more information visit www.kenthealthandwellbeing.nhs.uk.