Following the successful MOT Your Heart campaign launched on Valentine’s Day 2015 Solutions 4 Health and Bracknell Forest Council are currently working in partnership with Bracknell Leisure Centre to deliver free Health MOTs within the leisure centre.
By offering MOTs within a community setting Solutions 4 Health are aiming to target local people that may not regularly visit their GP and would otherwise not avail of any cardiovascular checks or receive healthy lifestyle advice. Evening clinics are available allowing for the working population to access the service at a convenient time for them.
Residents aged 40-74 without a pre-existing vascular condition can book an appointment or drop in to see our Health Check Advisor. As part of the MOT cholesterol, glucose and blood pressure readings are taken, BMI is calculated and clients are asked questions on their family history and lifestyle including smoking status, physical activity, alcohol intake and fruit and vegetable consumption. Cardiovascular risk score is calculated and brief interventions are provided to encourage any necessary behaviour change.
All results are provided immediately following the check and are securely transferred to the patient’s registered Bracknell Forest GP for records to be updated and to support any clinical follow up. Patients are referred or signposted into appropriate lifestyle services for weight management, stop smoking, physical activity and sensible alcohol intake.
MOTs are available until 23rd March 2016 and can be booked by calling 01344 53 40 19 or 0800 246 12 39 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org