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3rd August 2012
Be a choose well-ympics champ
Special NHS athletes are heading out across Milton Keynes and Northamptonshire to remind people not to Bolt to A&E but to remember the pentathlon of other services available to them.
The ‘athletes’ from NHS Milton Keynes and Northamptonshire will be in town centre’s and other locations during the Olympics giving people the opportunity to become a Choose Well champion and have their photo taken with some famous faces. They will also be handing out information on treatment options including Self care, NHS Direct, Pharmacy, GP Surgeries and Minor Injury Units.
Chris Gomm, campaign coordinator at NHS Milton Keynes and Northamptonshire, said: "The Olympics are a fantastic reminder of the capabilities of the human body, however, we all suffer injuries and fall ill. Our athletes are out and about reminding people of the NHS services they have available to them while at the same time giving the whole family the opportunity to have their photo taken with some famous faces."
As part of the Olympic Choose Well promotion key messages are being promoted through Facebook and Twitter as well as through NHS Milton Keynes and Northamptonshire’s Choose Well website www.askyourself.org.uk
The athletes will be in the following locations:
Friday 3rd August: From 6pm to 10pm – bars around the Theatre district
Saturday 4th August: From 10am to 4pm – Asda, Bletchley
Thursday 9th August: From 12pm to 6pm Xscape, MK
Wednesday 8th August: 11am to 4pm - High Street, Corby
Friday 10th August: 12pm to 7pm - Abington Street and Gold Street, Northampton
Saturday 11th August: 10am to 4pm – High Street, Kettering
Sunday 12th August: 11am to 4pm – Weston Favell Shopping Centre