Free pre-Christmas health checks in Epworth

File photo dated 25/01/13 of a model posing with a stethoscope, as the Prime Minister announced that millions of patients are going to be able to see their family doctors outside of work hours thanks to a new fund to extend GP opening times. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday April 14, 2014. David Cameron said that more than 7.5 million people will be offered increased access to their GP services through extended opening times and new consultation methods using video-phone services, email and phone. See PA story HEALTH Hours. Photo credit should read: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire
File photo dated 25/01/13 of a model posing with a stethoscope, as the Prime Minister announced that millions of patients are going to be able to see their family doctors outside of work hours thanks to a new fund to extend GP opening times. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday April 14, 2014. David Cameron said that more than 7.5 million people will be offered increased access to their GP services through extended opening times and new consultation methods using video-phone services, email and phone. See PA story HEALTH Hours. Photo credit should read: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Free health checks are available to Isle folk, this Friday in Epworth Clinic.

The checks, from 10am to 4pm at the Moorland Way centre are on offer to people between the ages of 40 and 74. Thorough assessments will help to lower individuals’ risk of developing serious conditions such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes and kidney disease.

Pre-book your health check by calling 01724 292170 or alternatively just drop-in. If you choose the latter, be prepared for a short wait.

The checks are for people who do not have the following conditions and for those who have not had a NHS health check in the last five years; diabetes, coronary heart disease or previous heart attacks, stroke or mini stroke, chronic kidney disease, peripheral arterial disease and Atrial Fibrillation (AF), high blood pressure or high cholesterol.