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Movember Docs head to Man City!

Doctors who treat health conditions considered to be the biggest killers amongst Manchester men are going to be tackling footy fans this Sunday 24th November at the ETIHAD Stadium to raise awareness amongst supporters.

Our health trust is the first in the country to work together with the Movember campaign in promoting awareness of men's health issues.

Doctors from Urology, Vascular Surgery, Cardiology and Bowel Surgery will answer questions and offer health advice at the Manchester City Vs Tottenham Hotspurs game.

A First Stop Health bus provided by Manchester City Council will also be at the City Stadium offering free NHS health-check ups and advice to passers-by.

Our involvement in the event is being led by Consultant Urological Surgeon, Richard Napier-Hemy. He has supported the campaign for a number of years - not just out of professional interest. Richard said:Movember Docs Man City

"My support of the campaign grew out of a personal event. My father-in-law, John Nicholls, died of prostate cancer in 2010 at the age of 83. John was that typical man who did not want to trouble the doctor.

"Movember is a month that presents us with an opportunity to highlight that men should think about their health. If they are reluctant to do so, hopefully their wives, sisters, mothers or daughters will remind them that even women can be affected by Men's health issues. Ask any widow, bereaved daughter or mother!"

Right: Consultant Urological Surgeons Ben Grey, Dan Burke and Richard Napier-Hemy.

Last year, our Chairman Peter Mount championed Movember and grew a moustache for the month. This year he and Richard have enlisted the help of a range of doctors and clinical teams who have a male health promotion message to give.

Sarah Coghlan, UK Country Director, Movember says: "The people of Manchester have been amazing supporters of Movember for several years, with passionate Mo Bros and Mo Sistas leading local communities in raising vital awareness and funds for men's health. This year's partnership with Central Manchester Hospitals has really turned the dial for us and we're looking forward to working together to raise even more awareness about men's health."



Movember challenges men to grow a moustache for the 30 days of November, thereby changing their appearance and the face of men's health.

In October, Mo Bros sign up at Movember.com, and on the 1st of Movember, with a clean-shaven face, start their Mo growing journey.

Then for the entire month, these selfless and generous men known as Mo Bros, effectively become walking, talking billboards for 30 days. Through their growing efforts they raise awareness for the often ignored issues of men's health, by prompting conversations wherever they go.

Movember's not just for men. The women of Movember, are known as Mo Sistas. They play a vital role in the success of Movember by supporting and encouraging the men in their life to get involved. Mo Sistas also get involved by signing up at Movember.com. Essentially, Mo Sistas do everything that Mo Bros do, without a Mo

Find out more at: http://uk.movember.com/