Our Community Outreach Vaccination and Health Team are currently out and about offering simple health checks at community venues across Gloucestershire.
These clinics provide an opportunity for people to come along for a chat with members of our team about how they might make positive improvements to their health or wellbeing, discuss any concerns they may have about their health and get a blood pressure check.
The aim of the clinics is to support people in reducing their risk of poor health by making lifestyle changes – such as stopping smoking, improving diet, increasing physical activity, losing weight and reducing alcohol consumption – and signposting them to local services who can offer support.
A blood pressure check is simple, quick and painless, and it could save your life.
Clinic dates and locations
- Monday 11 September, 10am-2pm
George Moore Community Clinic, Moore Road, Bourton-on-the-Water GL54 2AZ
- Tuesday 12 September, 10.30am-12.30pm
Top of Town Community Hub, Bisley Old Road, Stroud GL5 1LZ
- Wednesday 13 September, 10.30am-12pm
Fairford Community Centre, High Street, Fairford GL7 4AF
- Thursday 14 September, 10.30am-12pm
Lechlade Baptist Church, Sherbourne Street, Lechlade GL7 3AW
- Monday 18 September, 9am-1pm
Bishops Cleeve Community Building, Tobyfield Road, Bishops Cleeve GL52 8NN
- Saturday 23 September, 10am-3pm
Gloucestershire Constabulary Open Day, Waterwells Business Park Waterwells Drive, Quedgeley GL2 2AA
Rebecca popped along to one of our community drop-in vaccination clinics to get her spring Covid booster and while there she took up the offer of a free health check.
Her blood pressure was found to be high and, with Rebecca’s permission, her GP was informed. Within 24 hours she received a call from her GP, who arranged to see her in clinic the following day.
Rebecca’s blood pressure was taken again and it was found to be borderline. She was also feeling generally unwell, so was referred for a chest X-ray, which identified she had an enlarged heart.
Her GP prescribed her medication to help control her high blood pressure and heart condition and carried out blood tests. These revealed Rebecca also had poor kidney function and a number of infections, for which she was prescribed antibiotics. She is currently awaiting the results of further kidney function blood tests.
Rebecca said: “It is so amazing what a community event can lead to. I only went along to get my spring Covid booster.
“If I had not taken up the offer of that initial blood pressure check I would have absolutely no knowledge of my heart and kidney issues, raised blood pressure or infections.
“I am so grateful to the Vaccination Outreach team for giving me the opportunity to have a free health check. Their intervention means I’m now receiving the treatment I need.”