Lambeth residents urged to get free health checks as part of new initiative


The scheme hopes to help those wit heart disease, stroke or diabetes


By Sandra Saadi

Free NHS Health Checks will be held in Clapham next month to prevent Lambeth residents from suffering stroke and heart diseases.

A similar initiative was held in Clapham Library in early November, giving the opportunity to those aged over 40 to enjoy a free consultation.

“The idea is to alert people who are potentially ill or suffer from heart diseases, stroke or diabetes, said David Eboh, project leader at NHS Health Check Service Utilisation. 

The aim is to give people proper advice and support – it  is about prevention.”

People who want to benefit from a free health check must be a Lambeth resident, aged between 40 and 75 and be registered to a GP. The event is held in Clapham Library to allow people visiting the premises to be aware of the national NHS initiative and spread it to other people once they get the information.

The consultations will be carried out by two nurses on site. They will be able to see up to 12 people as each consultation last about 20 minutes per person.

“People can make an appointment in advance. They can also walk in but they will have to wait for their turn,” added Mr. Eboh.

If you are eligible and want to have for free NHS Health Check you can call to book an appointment on 020 7926 0717/4946 or visit the library between 10am to 5pm.  

Photo courtesy of David Holt London, with thanks.

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