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MediCare and Cancer Focus NI team up to keep staff well!


MediCare and Cancer Focus NI team up to keep staff well!
MediCare staff hopped on board the Cancer Focus Northern Ireland Keeping Well van for free health checks during Men’s Health Week in June.
Staff at the Montgomery Road got blood pressure, pulse and blood sugars checked as part of the drive to encourage them to live healthier lifestyles.
The Cancer Focus NI Keeping Well van is a mobile drop-in unit which brings health checks and cancer awareness sessions directly to workplaces, sports and community groups across Northern Ireland.
Gerry McElwee, Head of Cancer Prevention at Cancer Focus NI, said: “Our Keeping Well vans help empower local people to take control of their own health and lower their risk of cancer.
“The sessions we offer are interactive, positive and designed so that everyone taking part can see how they can proactively adopt a healthier lifestyle, step by step. By offering these services on board a mobile unit that can travel to workplaces such as MediCare pharmacies means we are able to reach even more people in the heart of communities.”
The health checks available on board include blood pressure, pulse, blood sugar, carbon monoxide monitoring for smokers, BMI and a body composition analysis.
Cancer Focus NI health promotion staff also offer one-to-one advice on improving health and provide information on the early signs and symptoms of various cancers.
Colin Deehan, Professional Services Manager with MediCare Pharmacy Group, said: “This is a great opportunity to offer our staff the chance to avail of such a great resource as the Cancer Focus NI Keeping Well van.
“MediCare Pharmacy group are delighted to work alongside this valuable local charity as well as other health care professionals to help promote key health messages to our staff.”
To find out more information about the Cancer Focus NI Keeping Well van, or if you are a business or community group interested in bringing this service to your area, contact Cancer Focus NI on 028 9066 3281 or visit

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