Free health checks being offered at Carlisle Auction Mart on Monday

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Free health checks being offered at Carlisle Auction Mart on Monday

Posted on Wednesday 27th March 2019

Free health checks which could identify those at risk of serious illness from raised blood pressure and blood sugar levels are being offered to farmers and agricultural workers on Monday.

The event has been organised by the Rotary Club of Brampton & Longtown working with the local NHS, local authorities and Lloyd’s pharmacy.

The session will offer free health checks, advice on common long term conditions and healthy living choices at the Borderway Auction Mart on Monday 1 April between 10am-2pm and is open to everyone.

Kevin Walsh of Brampton & Longtown Rotary Club, and Chairman of the Carlisle Dementia Action Alliance, has helped to plan the event and said: “It’s a community event with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, and we’re encouraging people to just drop in and take part in a simple health check.

“It could be a vital opportunity for underlying health conditions to be detected early, so that they can be treated now rather than being left to potentially become more serious in the future.

A team from Lloyds Pharmacy will be providing Health Checks on the day including blood pressure and blood sugar checks, and if appropriate, a cholesterol check.

Tests can help identify underlying conditions that could result in stroke, heart disease or diabetes, all of which are much simpler to treat if detected early. There will also be a pharmacist available for any medical or health advice required from any participant.

Richard Rankin, chief executive of H&H Group plc which is hosting the event, said: “As soon as I heard the possibility of an event like this it was a no-brainer, Kevin and his team have been fantastic at pulling it all together and making it happen. I’ll be personally encouraging our own people to get involved and take advantage of this service.”

The organisers are particularly keen to speak to people from the rural areas who may not seek out health advice.

Posted on Wednesday 27th March 2019


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