Leeds Primary Care Trust Partnership
Yorkshire County Cricket Club works in partnership with the Leeds Primary Care Trust to educate the people of Yorkshire about health initiatives, care and services through cricket. In turn it is hoped to improve the health and quality of life of fans, encourage a healthier community and generate increased interest in cricket.
Case Study: Jamie’s Ministry of Food Launch
Jamie Oliver’s Ministry of Food, a partnership between NHS Leeds, Leeds City Council and Zest Health for Life, opened on Friday 25 June, at the Leeds Kirkgate Market. Local MP Hillary Benn, Yorkshire County Cricket Club’s Richard Pryah, former Leeds Rhinos star Ikram Butt and ITV Calendar News presenter Vicky Locklin attended and got involved in a cookery demonstration. The event also saw free cooking demonstrations taking place using Jamie Oliver’s recipes and ingredients sourced from within the market.
Ten week cookery courses will be delivered in a specially developed kitchen, by staff trained by Jamie’s team. They will use a range of ingredients largely sourced from the Kirkgate market itself which will ensure people on the cookery course can find everything they need to replicate at home what they’ve learned with their friends, neighbours or families.
“I’m absolutely delighted that NHS Leeds have decided to open the third Ministry of Food in this great city. It’s fantastic that Yorkshire is pioneering change and I feel sure that Leeds' Ministry of Food will be as important and popular as the Ministries in Rotherham and Bradford. Ministries of Food have a vital role to play at a time when problems of obesity and other food-related problems are putting such a strain on our NHS. Teaching children and adults how to cook nutritious, easy, affordable and delicious meals for themselves and their families should be a high priority for every city council in Britain and it’s great to see Leeds investing in its future.”
Case Study: Men’s Health Week
National Men’s Health Week took place 14th-20th June and was themed with ‘men and physical activity’. This was the first time a national campaign has been launched targeting men and boys to be physically active and Andrew Gale, Yorkshire Captain, supported the scheme with messages of good will and a player appearance for the launch.
NHS Leeds, the health trust that funds healthcare in the city, supported the campaign so that men in the city do more to improve their health. Physical activity can improve all aspects of health, from relieving stress and anxiety to losing weight, reducing the risk of cancer, heart disease and diabetes, and improving sexual performance.
Yorkshire County Cricket Club were delighted to support National Men’s Health Week and dedicated the FP Twenty20 Yorkshire v Lancashire match on Thursday 17th June to the campaign. Information on Men’s Health was handed out at the Ground and the Yorkshire squad supported the initiative wearing Change 4 Life shirts.
"Physical activity is a great way to improve your health in a number of ways. Therefore I’m delighted to see that the focus of this year’s campaign is to encourage men to move more. It’s really easy for men to be more active and many things can be done for free.”
Dr Ian Cameron, Director of Public Health for NHS Leeds
“The squad have to keep fit and healthy throughout the year to ensure peak performance and we’re lucky to have great staff on hand to help. What we’re trying to make men realise is that it’s important that everyone looks after their health and gets checked regularly so they can be at the physical best for every day life.”
Andrew Gale, Yorkshire Captain
Day 2, 2nd Investec Test close
England v New Zealand
England 1st Innings
337 for 7 (94 overs)
Root 104 (Maiden Test century) Bairstow 64