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STI Health Checks

Are you aged 16 to 24? If yes, then you are more at risk of getting a Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI). • You don’t need to have sex with lots of people to get an STI • Many STIs are symptomless and, if left untreated, can cause long-term health problems • STIs like gonorrhoea are becoming harder

Diabetes Week

Don’t dither on diabetes: reduce your risk, know the signs and seek help without delay. Know the signs of diabetes and seek help right away if you notice any symptoms – that’s the message from GPs in Barking and Dagenham. Almost 3.7 million people in the UK have been diagnosed with the Type 1 or Type 2

Volunteers’ Week

Friday 1 to Thursday 7 June is Volunteers’ week. Join volunteers from the Community Health Champions programme and the library, conservation and heritage teams from 10am to 2pm on Tuesday 5 June in Barking Town Square to find out more about the volunteering opportunities available to you. For more information on volunteering visit the Barking and Dagenham

Health Check

Did you know that if you are aged between 40 – 74 years you are entitled to a free health check from your GP? You can expect to be invited by your GP for a free NHS Health Check every 5 years. The NHS Health Check looks at your risk of developing conditions like heart disease, high

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