A ‘health bus’ has been touring the borough this week offering people health MOTs.
Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has been hitting the road in partnership with Pfizer Limited to offer people a free health check.
Residents and shoppers can find out how to make some simple lifestyle chances to improve their health, such as eating more healthily, increasing activity levels, reducing alcohol intake or stopping smoking.
Staff on the bus will offer a range of quick and easy free checks for blood pressure, cholesterol, carbon monoxide and body mass index with instant results.
The ‘Health Check Bus’ will be at Aldi, in Tynemouth Road, Howdon, on Thursday, August 22, and at the Beacon Centre, Bedford Street, North Shields, on Friday, August 23 – from 9am to 5pm on both days – for people to drop in.