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NHS Health Checks coming to East Riding libraries

Date
Fri, 31 Aug 2018
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Qualified staff from East Riding Leisure are to visit 11 East Riding libraries to deliver NHS Health Checks.

They will be providing health checks that will include height, weight, BMI and blood pressure to East Riding adults aged 40 to 74, who have not previously been diagnosed with any long term conditions. It will be offered in the form of a face-to-face consultation. This will include a series of questions and simple tests to determine the risk of developing health issues in the future, along with lifestyle advice, and referrals to other services where necessary.

The libraries to be visited are :

  • Monday, 3 September : Pocklington : 9.30am- 3pm
  • Tuesday, 4 September: Beverley : 9.30am-1pm
  • Tuesday, 4 September : South Cave : 2pm-5pm
  • Wednesday, 5 September : Hornsea : 9.30am-3pm
  • Thursday, 6 September : library at East Riding Leisure Haltemprice: 9.30am-1pm
  • Thursday, 6 September : Cottingham : 2pm-5pm
  • Friday, 7 September : Market Weighton : 9.30am-3pm
  • Monday, 10 September : Goole : 10.30am-4pm
  • Tuesday, 11 September : North Bridlington : 12noon- 5pm
  • Wednesday, 12 September : Bridlington Central : 2pm-6pm
  • Thursday, 13 September : Driffield : 10am -3pm.

Councillor Richard Burton, portfolio holder for leisure, tourism and culture, said : “These NHS Health Checks can help reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, diabetes and dementia. I would urge anybody aged 40-74 who lives in the East Riding ,who has not had an NHS Health Check in the last five years, and has not already been diagnosed with a long-term condition, to make a free appointment.

“We have been running these Health Checks for some time very successfully in East Riding Leisure centres, and I am delighted that we can now offer them in East Riding libraries as well.”

To make a free appointment, contact your local library.