Staff dress in red for heart charity
STAFF dressed head to toe in red to raise money and awareness for a heart charity.
The workers at the NHS Eastern Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), a collection of GP practices in Eastern Cheshire, dressed in red as part of the British Heart Foundation’s Wear It, Beat It campaign.
Employees paid £1 each to fund research into the causes, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of heart disease and raise awareness for the cause.
Heart disease is the largest cause of death in the UK and affects young and old alike.
Smoking, obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and a family history of heart disease can put an individual at greater risk.
Dr Paul Bowen, chair of NHS Eastern Cheshire CCG said: “Although deaths from heart disease are below the national average in our area, there’s no room for complacency. For Wear It, Beat It, we’re also urging people aged 40 to 74 to ask their GP practice about an NHS health check that can pick up signs of fatal illnesses like heart disease early, aiding life-changing steps towards better heart health.”
For more information go to nhs.uk/Livewell/ Healthyhearts/Pages/ Lifestylechanges.aspx.