Over a number of years we have provided a variety of exhibition solutions for Greater Manchester Public Health Network, with the successes from these projects leading to individual PCT’s to take the projects further in their region.

The first project we were involved in for GMPHN was the ‘Quit it’ smoking campaign. The concept of the project was to have a mobile unit that was easily accessible by all in the community by parking in a different location each day. GMPHN wanted to be able to promote the ‘Quit it’ Campaign on the doorsteps of people who may not have sought help for giving up smoking by visiting their doctors surgery.

Using a bus as a mobile surgery gave the perfect set up for the project. The lower deck became a great space used a drop in centre, the open plan layout and the canopy sited outside gave a friendly and approachable space to welcome people. The upper deck of the bus was transformed with privacy booths fitted giving the nurses a space to work with individual patients for more in depth and private consultations.

The First campaign toured for 6 weeks around Greater Manchester area. During those 6 weeks over 750 people came on board the bus.


Nathalie Depledge, Communications Office for Greater Manchester Public Health Network said:

Commbus have supplied us with vehicles for our health campaigns on several occasions and we have always found them to be reliable, friendly and willing to go the extra mile. In February 2010 the ‘Alcohol Causes Damage you Can’t See Campaign’ had some really tight deadlines and unfortunately we needed a small unit meaning we couldn’t use a bus, Commbus did everything in their power to accommodate our requests with their exhibition trailer–The carried on offering solutions to all our last minute issues like storage for extra campaign materials that arrive on site on the day that we weren’t expecting. Clare, Mark and the team have dealt with all our campaigns across the years professionally and on a budget. They are really fantastic!

Following the success of the first ‘Quit it’ campaign we carried out several more Quit it Roadshows and other roadshow projects with many of PCT’s in the area on different health issues including:

  • Bury PCT – Young Persons Health Roadshow
  • Heywood, Middleton & Rochdale – Palliative Care Information Roadshow and a “Well being” health roadshow