East Basildon PCN hosts opportunistic health check event
The Integrated Neighbourhood Team of East Basildon PCN hosted their first event providing an opportunistic health check for all patients within East Basildon community on Wednesday, the 24th of January 2024.
Our Primary Care Network offered a free health check to reduce any future healthcare risks.
Our staff were on site to assist patients and discuss any general concerns they may have about their health.
Purpose of the event
The purpose of the event was to support the health and wellbeing of the community by offering free healthcare consultations that provided the following checks:
- blood pressure (BP)
- blood glucose (BM)
- body mass index (BMI)
This allowed for someone receiving the consultation to determine if they should be referred to their local GP practice if there are health concerns such as:
- high blood pressure (hypertension)
- low blood pressure (hypotension)
- kidney disease
GP practices involved
The GP practices included in the Primary Care Network of East Basildon are:
- Felmores Medical Centre
- Long Riding Surgery
- Aryan Medical Centre
- Hoover Drive Branch Surgery
- Matching Green Surgery
- Dr Sims & Partners
Other organisations involved
To support the patients attending the event, Motivated Minds offered their help and services to those who needed mental health support.
If you need support with your mental health, visit the following URL to the Motivated Minds website for more information.
Due to the success of the event, East Basildon PCN will be hosting further opportunistic health check events and will have each event catering to more specific needs as they are rolled out.
These events will include free checks on the following:
- weight management
- smoking cessation
- blood pressure
- mental health
Event location information
Location: The Place, Pitsea Leisure Centre
Address: 13 Northlands Pavement, Basildon SS13 3DU
Any future and upcoming events will be posted on our PCN website and associated practice websites respectively once events are confirmed.