Hop on board NHS Healthcare on Wheels at Latitude Festival

15th July 2022

A team of health and care staff will once again be at this year’s Latitude, providing advice on board their wellbeing bus to festival goers.

This service is a partnership between the Integrated Care Systems of Norfolk and Waveney, and Suffolk and North East Essex.

Festival goers will be able to get the advice and support and signposting to local services. For those attending Latitude and bought a ticket, they’ll also be able to grab a COVID-19 vaccination at the same time.

In addition, health and care colleagues will be on hand and ready to give advice on services including:

  • Hepatitis C
  • Drugs and alcohol
  • Smoking cessation
  • Men’s health and wellbeing
  • General wellbeing advice  

The Latitude Festival is an annual award-winning festival which features music, comedy, literature and poetry in the setting of Henham Park in north Suffolk.

Kate Keeling, Head of Immunisation at Norfolk and Waveney Integrated Care System and Lucy Archer, Senior Project Manager at Suffolk & North East Essex ICB, said:

“We are really pleased to able to attend the festival for a second year. The services that we will have onboard our wellbeing bus will be available for the duration of the festival.

“From the success of attending the festival last year, we are encouraging festival goers to take up the free advice. We will be offering confidential advice and support to those who need it along with relevant signposting to services.”

COVID-19 Vaccinations

It’s never too late to receive your first, second or booster jab. 

Appointments can be booked quickly and conveniently on the NHS website.  Appointments can also be booked by phoning 119 or by attending one of our walk in clinics.

Helpful information is available about the range of local services that exist across Norfolk and Waveney on the new Integrated Care System website and across Suffolk & North East Essex via www.suffolkandnortheastessex.icb.nhs.uk