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Message from the interim director of Public Health for North Northants


30 June 2022


Message from John Ashton, interim director of Public Health for North Northamptonshire

I’m still concerned about the high rates of Covid-19 in North Northamptonshire and urge people to carry on the sensible health behaviours of washing hands frequently, meeting outside where possible and ventilating rooms when meeting inside. Please also stay home if you are unwell and consider wearing masks in crowded locations. 

However, in previous director of public health messaging I promised to focus on ways in which you can take steps to manage your health, so that is the focus of our message this week.  

It’s vital to be as healthy as you can be to ward off infections and our public health staff can provide help and advice on a range of measures you can take including stopping smoking and losing weight, as well as increasing mobility and becoming more active. They are out and about this Summer at events so do go along and have a chat and find out what services you can access.  

They will be at North Northants Older People's Fair on Friday 1 July. Although this is aimed at older persons, carers and family members are also welcome to come along and learn more. It is free of charge, at the Corn Market Hall, Kettering, NN15 7QA, from 10am to 3pm. 

We want people to live healthier, more active, independent and fulfilled lives which is why our focus at this event is on health advice and access to healthy activities. 

Our Supporting Independence team, Falls Management Service and NSport will be there to talk to you about how to age well, including about the strength and balance exercise sessions, while our Stop Smoking team can provide advice on the support available for those who would like to quit.   

We want to help people plan for, and live, a more fulfilling, healthy retirement. So do come along and find out how you can do this.