A NEW targeted NHS Health Check is being offered to eligible residents in Dorset by lifestyle service LiveWell Dorset. 

Free check-ups for cardiovascular health are being offered to residents aged between 40 and 74. 

These will tell people if they are at higher risk of getting health problems such as heart disease, diabetes, kidney disease or strokes. 

Public Health Dorset has been working with GPs, pharmacies and LiveWell Dorset to deliver more than 2,000 NHS Health Checks across Dorset since April. 

Over five years, a number of residents will be invited via text message from their GP or pharmacy to a 30-minute appointment. 

It is essential to book to get a place at the public events. 

The first is on Monday, September 4 at Ferndown Library and then on Friday, September 8 at Wareham Library. 

Cllr David Brown, BCP Council portfolio holder for health and wellbeing, said: “It’s exciting to be able to introduce our new community offer.  

“This targeted check carried out by LiveWell Dorset will help those residents who find may find it harder to access health services a chance to have this vital check on their health at a location that suits them.” 

For more information and to book a place, visit the LiveWell Dorset website.