Come and have a chat about your health

Published: Monday, May 23, 2022

Tips to stay healthy, manage your weight and stop smoking. Get your blood pressure checked. Help prevent and manage conditions like diabetes, cancer and heart disease. Get the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Look out for the “Come and have a chat about your health bus"

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.

Look out for the “Come and have a chat about your health bus” where our friendly and informed community health champions will be on hand, to answer questions about your health, along with NHS staff.

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.

Councillor Graeme Henderson, proposed cabinet member for health said: “We’re making it easier and more convenient for Wandsworth residents to stay healthy and well – by bringing health services and advice to you.

“You may want to find out what support and help is available for a range of health conditions from diabetes to dementia. And if you are 40+, you may be feeling great, but the risk of heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, diabetes or dementia increases.

“We can help you check your health, as well as helping you manage existing conditions. Finally, if you haven’t yet had the COVID-19 vaccine or the booster dose, you’ll be able to get the jab on the day.”

The bus will be coming to two locations initially, with more to come in the following weeks,

• Wednesday, May 25, 10am to 6pm, Tooting Leisure Centre, Greaves Place SW17 0NE.
• Thursday, May 26, 10am to 6pm, Battersea Park Tesco, 275-277 Battersea Park Road SW11 4LU.

A local pharmacist 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 a number of diseases, including diabetes, cancer and heart disease
• Immunisations for you and your family
• Information about the COVID-19 vaccines.

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.

And if you have any questions or concerns about the vaccine, you can come along and have a chat about it, with no pressure to get the jab.

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 webpages.