Health Screening Service
We will let you know about our next Health Screening in good time.
We have a team of volunteers who put on a number of free Health Screenings during the year, often located at the Sovereign Shopping Centre, in Boscombe.
The service offered by our team consists of a series of health tests and lifestyle questions, carried out one-to-one with shoppers who wish to be screened within a pop-up facility. Tests include measuring height and weight to calculate body mass index and body fat; pulse; blood pressure, oxygen and glucose levels; lung function and lung age. If someone’s found to require further support, they will be given a referral letter to take to their local GP.
Our church is a registered charity that counts a large number of healthcare professionals amongst its members. The healthcare team is led by Dr Dina Borges, a local GP
"Cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes are increasingly prevalent in people under 50. These conditions are often symptomless and by the time patients are diagnosed it can be too late,” said Dr Borges. “During our previous event at the Sovereign Centre, five individuals were referred for immediate medical follow-up and a further 14 were identified as being at risk of developing type 2 diabetes.”