Come and have a chat about your health – FREE blood pressure check

Published: Friday, July 22, 2022

Wandsworth Council is helping residents to remain healthy and well, by visiting locations around the borough over the coming weeks and months, with a mobile, pop-up health clinic.

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Speak to Wandsworth Council’s health champions, as well as NHS staff to get your blood pressure checked for free. You can also discuss a range of of health problems, including joint problems, earache, diabetes and long-COVID, as well as getting the COVID-19 vaccine.

The health bus will next be out on the following dates:

Thursday 28 July
9.30am to 4.00pm
Portswood Place, just off Danebury Avenue SW15 4DU

Friday 29 July
2.00pm to 6.00pm
Doddington Estate, SW11 5HW

Whether you are looking for general health advice for you or your family, or more information about accessing local health and wellbeing services, we’ll be able to help.

Council and NHS colleagues will be available to offer advice on a range of different areas including:

  • tips to stay healthy and active, as well as managing your weight
  • information about keeping your heart and brain healthy, including blood pressure checks
  • help to stop smoking
  • preventing and reducing your risk for several diseases, including diabetes, cancer and heart disease
  • immunisations for you and your family
  • information about the COVID-19 vaccines
  • post-COVID-19
  • get the COVID-19 vaccine on the day.

Councillor Graeme Henderson, Cabinet member for adult health and care said,

“Our health bus is all about bringing health services and advice to you - to help combat the health inequalities that exist in Wandsworth.

“So, whether you would like advice on quitting smoking, or other conditions like your risk of heart disease, diabetes, dementia awareness, stroke, or kidney disease, our friendly team of health champions can help.

“And if you want to chat about or get the COVID-19 vaccine, as well as speaking to someone about long-COVID, then please do come along.”

NHS staff will also be on hand to give you the COVID-19 vaccination if you haven’t yet had it, as well as the booster dose. If you have any questions or concerns about the vaccine, you can come along and just have a chat about it.

For more information about local health and wellbeing services, as well as what you can do to stay healthy and active visit the council's health webpages.

Whether you are looking for general health advice, for you or your family, or more information about accessing local health and wellbeing services, we’ll be able to help.

COVID testing kits
Wandsworth’s new administration is keen to ensure workers in key public-facing roles across the borough can continue to receive free testing kits to keep them, their families, their colleagues and the wider public safe. This includes all those who deal face to face with the public.

The offer coincides with a spike in Covid cases across the country and is designed to support frontline workers who are unable to access other Government schemes or cannot afford to pay for test kits. This offer will continue while stocks last.

Frontline workers can visit the following venues to pick up a free test kit:

• Roehampton Library, SW15 4HD
• Battersea Library, SW11 1JB
• Tooting Library, SW17 9PD
• Wandsworth Library, SW18 4AQ

People need to bring some form of work ID to prove they are a frontline or key worker.