WOMEN aged 16 and over and being encouraged to have a health check at a west Dorset medical centre.

The team at the Lyme Regis Medical Centre have organised the evening session for the end of this month and will be on hand to offer everyone who attends a ‘well person check’ which covers height, weight, blood pressure, blood sugar and urine checks.

On the night, the team will offer advice on diet, exercise, sexual health, chronic disease and immunisations with a particular focus on health issues affecting women. They will also offer support and advice on alcohol awareness and stopping smoking.

The local breast screening service and LiveWell Dorset – the wellbeing advisors and coaches – will be in attendance to offer information, guidance and further support, advice and mentoring.

The event is open to all women in the area including those registered at other practices.

Lyme Regis Medical Centre, which is run by Virgin Care, offers NHS GP services, a minor injuries unit and community services for Lyme Regis and the surrounding area.

The event follows a successful men’s health event at the centre which attracted 75 men for health checks.

Alison Robinson, service manager at Virgin Care’s Lyme Regis Medical Centre, said: “We organise these health evenings to encourage and enable local people who are not always able to attend to have the opportunity to have health checks and discuss any concerns with healthcare professionals.

“We are really looking forward to welcoming many Lyme residents to the evening.”

The evening will be held on January 31 between 6pm and 7.45pm at the medical centre.

For more information visit lymeregismedicalcentre.nhs.uk/