Book yourself in for a free NHS health check in Epworth

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Get yourself booked in for a free NHS health check this National Heart Month.

Make an appointment today to find out if you could be at risk of heart disease and what steps you can take to prevent it.

To be eligible you must live in North Lincolnshire, be aged between 40 and 74 and not already being treated for pre-existing medical conditions including heart problems, high blood pressure/cholesterol, stroke, kidney disease or diabetes.

As we get older we have a higher risk of developing dangerous conditions like high blood pressure, heart disease or diabetes. Your NHS health check can spot the early signs and help prevent them.

During the health check a nurse measures your blood pressure, pulse, weight and height, cholesterol, waist measurement, bmi and asks you a series of lifestyle questions about your activity levels and diet. You are then given a score for your risk of developing heart disease over the next 10 years and offered advice and support for preventing this.

The tests are carried out on the day and you get your results there and then with an explanation as to what they mean. The health checks nurse can refer people to other services including the health trainers and GPs. They can also signpost to other services that might be useful.

The sessions are held at convenient locations out in the community rather than in a traditional health setting. Venues include leisure centres, community centres, libraries, working men’s clubs and at places of work. They are held on a drop-in basis but appointments are also available.

To book your free health check call 01724 292170.

People who don’t have an appointment can still take advantage of the drop-in sessions. The health checks run from 10am to 4pm unless stated otherwise and the next sessions are as follows:

Date Venue

Thursday February 12 Brigg Library

Friday February 13 Ironstone centre, West Street, Scunthorpe

Friday February 20 Epworth Clinic

Thursday March 19 Ancholme leisure centre

Friday March 20 Epworth Clinic

Tuesday March 24 Central Library, Scunthorpe

Friday March 27 Ironstone centre, West Street, Scunthorpe

Tuesday March 30 Ancholme Leisure centre, Brigg