Free health checks offered to West Lancashire residents

A blood pressure reading

People who may be overdue a health check are being offered the opportunity to have a free assessment at four community venues in Skelmersdale in early June.

NHS West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group and West Lancashire Borough Council are working with partners to deliver the checks at four locations on two dates in early June.

During the pandemic many people reported they were worried about going to their GP for regular health assessments because they didn’t want to add to the pressure the NHS was under or were afraid of the risk of infection.

Height, weight and blood pressure measurements will be included, and COVID-19 vaccinations will be available for those who need a first, second, booster or spring booster.

The checks will be available to residents of West Lancashire aged 18 and above at the following locations with additional dates and venues planned for the coming months:

Date Location Time
Tuesday 7 June Greenhill Hub, Beech Cl, WN8 8DL 9am-Midday
Tuesday 7 June Evermoor Hub, 1 Birleywood, WN8 9HR 1pm-4pm
Thursday 9 June Tanhouse Community Centre, Ennerdale, WN8 6AN 10am-1pm
Thursday 9 June Ecumenical Centre, Northway, WN8 6LU 3pm-6pm

 

Dr Ros Bonsor, a GP at Beacon Primary Care in Skelmersdale, said: “We have residents who have been reluctant to have a health assessment during the COVID-19 pandemic and we are keen to ensure those people can be seen.

“We will check on basic health such as blood pressure and other things just to give the residents peace of mind.

“The team are able to offer advice and guidance on health and wellbeing, and can support residents to access the most appropriate services for them, which could be a referral to their GP if necessary.”