Free health checks offer

FREE health checks for spotting early signs of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and kidney disease, are now being offered to Ilkeston patients.

NHS Derbyshire County says patients aged between 40 and 74 who do not already have any of these conditions can now get the checks from surgeries across across Ilkeston including West Hallam Medical Centre, Littlewick Medical Centre, Ilkeston Health Centre, Old Station Surgery and Gladstone House Surgery.

Tony Morkane, associate of director of public health for NHS Derbyshire County, said: “The checks give patients and their GPs a clearer picture of the risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and kidney disease, so that early action can be taken. Even if you feel well it’s a good idea to be checked.”