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Shape your health services on the health bus

Free health checks will be available to anyone visiting the NHS health bus, calling at a stop near you between 28 October and 1 November 2013.

People from Bourne, Holbeach, Market Deeping, Spalding and Stamford can have their blood pressure, diabetes risk and lung age checked by a health professional at one of the six stops.

In addition, there will also be the opportunity to get involved in developing local health services. 

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.”

“The free health check only takes a few minutes and could help detect health issues you weren’t aware of. A health professional will discuss your results with you and make suggestions that could improve your health and change your life,” he added.

ENDS

1. NHS South Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group is made up of 15 GP practices across the South Holland and Welland area. It has a budget of £179 million for 2013-14 to plan and buy health care services for the local population

2. The health bus will be visiting a stop near you

Monday 28 October - 09:30-12:00
Tesco
Godsey Lane
Market Deeping
Peterborough
Lincolnshire
PE6 8UD

Monday 28 October - 13:30-16:30
Sainsburys
Exeter Street
Bourne
PE10 9NJ.

Tuesday 29 October - 09:30 -16:30
Bakkavor, Spalding
West Marsh Road
PE11 2BB

Wednesday 30 October - 09:30 -16:30
Red Lion Square
Stamford
PE9 2AJ

Thursday 31 October - 09:30 -16:30
National Centre for Food Manufacturing
Park Road
Holbeach
PE12 7PT

Friday 01 November - 09:30 -16:30
Long Sutton Market House
9 Market Street
Long Sutton