Queens Road Medical Practice is introducing a free health check to all islanders turning 65 in 2020.
Led by the nursing team, the appointment will take 30 minutes and include a health and lifestyle questionnaire, blood test and assessment for a range of illnesses including risk of heart disease, diabetes, kidney disease, stroke and mental ill health.
The checks, which are funded by the Health Innovation Charitable Trust, are designed to spot early signs of illness and offer an opportunity to discuss ways of lowering risk factors.
The service will run for a trial period of three years and is initially available to everyone turning 65 in 2020, whether they are a patient of Queens Road or not.
Will Pierce, Chief executive officer of Queens Road Medical Practice, said: “We’re always looking at how we can enhance our services for islanders to support a healthier and happier population and we hope these new free health checks will have a positive impact.
“Preventative health is a big focus for Queens Road as we recognise that identifying and addressing health needs before they turn into a serious issue is hugely beneficial in improving patients’ health and wellbeing.”
All participating patients will be issued with a written report, a copy of which will be sent to their own General Practitioner.
For more information and to book a free health check call 01481 724184