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Free health MOTs being offered on Preston’s UCLan campus

Posted on - 4th November, 2022 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - City Centre, Health, Preston News, UCLan, University campus, What's On in Preston
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The event will take place in UCLan’s Foster building

People can drop into the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) next week for a free general health check.

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On Friday 11 November between 10.00am and 4.00pm, final year pharmacy students will be on hand to check people’s height, weight, body mass index (BMI) and blood pressure, as well as offering more general health advice.

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Run by School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, the UCLan Ask your Pharmacist event has been organised to provide students with essential hands-on patient contact and benefit the local community at the same time.

Senior pharmacy lecturer, Ann Urmston, said: “We want people to pop in for a free health MOT and share any concerns they may have so that we can check their general health, point out any concerns and also signpost our visitors to relevant medical professionals.

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“The students are on the brink of beginning their pharmacist careers and will be supported by qualified staff from the School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences.”

The National Forum for Health and Wellbeing (NFHW), a local charity that specialises in helping local communities to take greater responsibility for protecting and managing their own health, is supporting the event.

The event will take place in the Foster Social Space, Foster Building. There is no need to book, you can just turn up on the day. For more information, email AUrmston@uclan.ac.uk or SSeymour3@uclan.ac.uk 

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