Richmond and Wandsworth Councils have announced that they will extend the hire of a mobile clinic from Roadshow Promotions for another year, until December 2023. The mobile clinic is a customised bus that offers a range of health services and information to the residents of the two boroughs, especially those who face barriers to accessing health care.
The mobile clinic was initially hired for six months, from May to October 2022, as part of the councils’ local health and care plan. The plan aims to improve the health and wellbeing of the residents by focusing on three key priorities: healthy places, targeted interventions, and mental health.
The mobile clinic was seen as a flexible and innovative solution that could reach out to different communities and provide various health services, such as blood pressure checks, diabetes tests, sexual health advice, smoking cessation support, and COVID-19 vaccinations. The mobile clinic could also be used as a platform for health promotion campaigns, such as raising awareness of cancer screening, mental health support, or healthy lifestyles.
The mobile clinic has been travelling to different locations across Richmond and Wandsworth, such as parks, shopping centres, schools, community centres, and places of worship. It has also been targeting specific groups that may have difficulty accessing health care services, such as ethnic minorities, older people, homeless people, or people with disabilities.
The mobile clinic has been staffed by a team of qualified and experienced health professionals, such as nurses, pharmacists, counsellors, or health trainers. They have been providing confidential and personalised advice and support to the visitors of the bus, as well as referrals to other services if needed.
The mobile clinic has received positive feedback from both the residents and the providers of health care services. It has also helped to improve the service accessibility, quality, and satisfaction for the residents.
The councils have decided to extend the hire of the mobile clinic for another year in order to continue providing these benefits to their residents. They have also planned to expand the scope and reach of the mobile clinic by adding more services and locations.
The councils have expressed their gratitude to Roadshow Promotions for providing them with a high-quality and cost-effective mobile clinic. They have also praised their staff for their professionalism and dedication. They have stated that they are looking forward to working with them for another year and delivering more health benefits to their residents.