Free NHS health checks

Free NHS health checks are being offered to those aged 40 to 47 by Anglian Community Enterprise during the first week of April. The free health checks include instant results for cholesterol and pre-diabetes tests, as well as a free blood pressure exam.

Based on your results, you will be offered free lifestyle advice to help you make healthy lifestyle changes. Space is limited and most appointments have already been booked, but the good news is they are taking walk-ins too. So if you would like your blood pressure or cholesterol checked, make sure you pop past the mobile testing unit, which can be found near The Baytree Shopping Centre.

It’s important to get your blood pressure and cholesterol checked as any issues with either of these can indicate more serious health issues, or life style changes you may need to make to lead a healthier life.

If you have any pre-existing health conditions such as high blood pressure or high cholesterol, please consult your GP.