Humber NHS Foundation Trust’s Health trainers are helping people who live within the East Riding take action on their own health.
People who live within the East Riding who are aged between 40 and 74 and haven’t already been diagnosed with heart disease, stroke, diabetes or kidney disease and are not on medication for blood pressure or cholesterol can get a free health check at a base near them.
The check takes about 30 minutes and takes place in a relaxing, stress free environment with a friendly lifestyle advisor to talk through every step. First, there will be a few simple questions and some straightforward health tests to check whether the person is at risk of developing heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes or kidney disease. The health trainer will take them through a full health check including cholesterol and blood pressure testing.
Once the check has been completed, a professional lifestyle advisor will talk through how people can make healthy choices and give help and support straightaway. They can also signpost people to other local services that will be able to help them get further advice and / or support.
You can book a health check by calling 0800 9177752, emailing HNF-TR.firstname.lastname@example.org or dropping in to an NHS healthtrainer base at Bridlington, Goole or Withernsea.
Healthchecks are available at the NHS healthtrainer premises in Goole, Bridlington and Withernsea and are also available at East Riding Community Hospital in Beverley and Alfred Bean Hospital in Driffield