Solihull residents benefitting from lifestyle checks - The Solihull Observer

Solihull residents benefitting from lifestyle checks

Ryan Smith 29th Sep, 2022   0

SOLIHULL residents are benefitting from being invited to lifestyle checks and talking about their health concerns following a referral from their GP.

The checks have been offered over the last few months and provide support and information on issues including weight loss, smoking, blood pressure and nutrition.

Patients are identified by their GP and booked in for a check with the Solihull Lifestyle Service, which is delivered by Gateway Family Services and commissioned by Solihull Council.

The lifestyle service feeds back to the practice who look at the longer-term support and care the patient needs.

Solihull councils cabinet member for adult social care and health, Coun Tony Dicicco said: “These checks offer invaluable support including checking blood pressure, answering questions and offering advice.

“People who have already used the service have found the main benefit is having their hypertension worries put at rest by seeing a trained professional face to face, even if this isn’t in their normal GP setting.”


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