Free NHS Health Checks to roll out across the county

Be sure to keep an eye out for the Everyone Health van

One of the county council’s number one priorities is to help people be healthy and happy and to encourage them to make the right lifestyle choices.

Our free NHS Health Checks are one way to help people do this and to find out how healthy they are, and the steps they can take now to nip any potential problems in the bud and set themselves up for a healthier future.

They are a bit like an MOT for your health and are for people aged 40 to 74 who live in Staffordshire and have no underlying health issues. They can also help identify any potential issues early on, so people can make the necessary changes and avoid more serious problems as they get older.

Further to this, the recent ‘Health of the Nation report’ found that up to 75% of cases of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke and 40% of dementia cases could be reduced if people adopt a healthier lifestyle.

To make it easy for people a series of roadshows have been organised at local village halls and venues across the county where people can just drop in. During the health check, people will get their blood pressure checked and a cholesterol test and get their results immediately, along with any free health and lifestyle advice.

It really is a simple process and it only takes around 20 minutes to find out how healthy you are, and I would encourage anyone in the age bracket to try and have one done.

Everyone Health are carrying out the health checks on behalf of the county council with roadshows across the county:

  • Abbots Bromley Village Hall 24th Feb 2pm-8pm
  • Barton under Needwood Village Hall 28th Feb 2-8pm
  • Tutbury Village Hall 2nd March 2-8pm
  • Marchington Village Hall 6th March 2-8pm
  • Ashley Memorial Hall 13th March 2-8pm
  • Martin Heath Village hall 21st Feb 2-8pm
  • Madeley Centre 10th March 2-8pm
  • Eccleshall Community Centre 11th March 2-8pm

Further advice can be found at www.everyonehealth.co.uk/staffordshire.

It’s definitely worth doing.

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