Figures show local residents are accessing more evening and weekend appointments with a GP, nurse or healthcare assistant at more convenient times when they call their local practice.
Ramadan, the ninth month in the Islamic calendar when Muslims devote themselves to their faith and fast from sunrise to sunset. Ramadan starts on Sunday 5th May lasting until Tuesday 4th June and is obligatory for almost all Muslims.
Although certain groups are exempt for health and other reasons, some people with diabetes are keen to observe the fast, although the long daylight hours in the UK at this time of the year makes it a challenging time, even for those without medical conditions.
Walking has a whole host of different health benefits that people can use to motivate them to introduce it into their daily routine which is why NHS Southend and NHS Castle Point and Rochford Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG) are supporting National Walking Month throughout May.