Mini health checks available at Harlow Leisurezone throughout August

Health / Sat 30th Jul 2022 at 10:22am

FREE mini health checks are on offer at Harlow Leisurezone throughout August, alongside the chance to get a Covid vaccination.

Nurses from Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust will be offering free blood pressure and BMI checks, for adults aged 18 and over, and offering health and wellbeing advice.

Dr Rachel Joyce, Medical Director at Hertfordshire and West Essex ICB said: “These checks we are offering and the conversations with an experienced nurse might help people make those small lifestyle changes like quitting smoking, eating more healthily, getting active, losing weight, and cutting down on alcohol.

These can make a real difference to your risk of developing serious conditions like heart disease and type 2 diabetes. The NHS locally is trying to make the most of every opportunity to talk to people about their wellbeing so that people can make the changes that will have a really beneficial affect on their health.”

The NHS team at the centre will create a welcoming environment so that people can feel comfortable talking about any issues they may be experiencing. The team will offer to measure blood pressure, height, and weight, to calculate BMI (Body Mass Index). They will be able to provide advice on healthy eating, how to give up smoking, drinking sensibly, along with tips on being physically active as well as improving mental health and wellbeing.

You can also get your COVID-19 vaccination at the same time. Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself and others from infection and illness from COVID-19.

These sessions will help people to start important conversations about their health and to see what they can do to take action to help themselves.

Sessions will run throughout August: 

Harlow Leisurezone, Second Avenue,Harlow, CM20 3DT

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 8.30am to 3.30pm and 

11am to 6pm every Wednesday.

No appointments are needed, just turn up.  

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1 Comment for Mini health checks available at Harlow Leisurezone throughout August:

David Vincent
2022-07-30 19:59:45

Good initiative. Is this the same Rachel Joyce as in the following link: https://conservativehome.com/2015/05/03/dr-rachel-joyce-why-i-as-an-nhs-doctor-will-be-voting-conservative/

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