NHS health bus heading your way

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Free health checks will be available to anyone visiting the NHS health bus as it passes through South Holland.

Residents can have their blood pressure, diabetes risk and lung age checked by a health professional when the bus stops at Bakkavor in West Marsh Road, Spalding, tomorrow (Tuesday).

Bakkavor, which employs over 1,500 people, is encouraging all of its employees to have a free health check.

Sophie Beardsall, general manager, said: “The NHS Health Bus offers a great service and we want to give our employees the chance to use it.

“By bringing the bus onto site we can ensure as many people as possible have a free health check. The check only takes a few minutes and could help detect health issues at an early stage.”

Dr Miles Langdon, chair for NHS South Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “We are really keen to meet as many local people as possible during this week.

“Carers and people from the community have a wealth of views and experience that can help shape the health services we buy in the future.

“This is a real opportunity to get involved in your local health services and we are committed to delivering what’s right for our population.

“A health professional will discuss your results with you and make suggestions that could improve your health and change your life.”

The bus will be at Bakkavor from 9.30am to 4.30pm. It will also be visiting other locations in the district this week - National Centre for Food Manufacturing in Park Road, Holbeach, on Thursday; and Long Sutton Market House in Market Street on Friday.