Simplyhealth to sponsor Boundaries for Life

Simplyhealth to sponsor Boundaries for Life

28 Jul 2017

Simplyhealth Professionals has announced its sponsorship of Boundaries for Life during this year’s cricket season.
Boundaries for Life is an initiative aimed at promoting health awareness through high-profile cricket events – and is the only free health screening that includes an assessment for mouth cancer. Founded in 2010 by Dr Chet Trivedy, a dual-qualified dentist and medic with an interest in emergencies who was profiled in last month’s issue of The Probe, Boundaries for Life offers free health screenings at major cricket fixtures throughout the UK and is supported by the European Health Stadia Network.
Catherine Rutland, Head of Professional Support Services at Simplyhealth Professionals, said: “The Boundaries for Life programme crosses the barriers between oral health and general health. Our support of the programme goes beyond just a financial investment. We are encouraging our member dentists to get actively involved and be part of the dental team at the cricket matches, and play a part in helping people understand the importance of looking after their health.”
With a team comprising dentists, doctors, nurses, medical students and dementia specialists, the health checks take no more than 15 minutes and are offered to spectators and ground staff. The checks include blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar (diabetes), dental (mouth cancer), obesity and dementia advice.
The team have already attended two cricket matches with the support of member dentists from Simplyhealth Professionals and carried out a number of dental checks. These matches were at Headingley Stadium on 24 May and the Ageas Bowl on 27 May. Upcoming matches at which the team will be present include England vs South Africa Test, Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester on Sunday 6 August; England vs West Indies Test at  Edgbaston, Birmingham on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 August.