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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

Cervical screening

The NHS Cervical Screening Programme invites women between the ages of 25 to 64, registered with a GP, for cervical screening (“smear test”). Women aged 25 to 49, are offered a are invited for a screening appointment every 3 years. Women aged 50-64 years are invited for screening every 5 years. One of the best things you

Breast screening

Women between the ages of 50 and 70, registered with a GP, are offered breast screening (called a mammogram) every 3 years as part of a national breast screening programme. Breast screening saves lives. It can detect breast cancer before there are any signs or symptoms of the disease. The sooner breast cancer is diagnosed the sooner

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