Boots UK to offer a free health MOT for over 40s in England between 1st April until 30th June to help eligible patients identify and take the right steps to address high blood pressure and the potential for increased risk of other health conditions.
The Free Health MOT will give over 40s the information needed for them to take actions to support their overall health. It consists of a 15-minute appointment with a Boots pharmacist, during which they will receive- the NHS Blood Pressure Check Service, with GP referral if needed; optional BMI (Body Mass Index) and waist circumference measurement; lifestyle guidance on exercise, nutrition, sleep, mental wellbeing and stopping smoking; and personalised advice and recommendations .
At the end of their appointment, patients will receive a booklet containing information about how to lead a healthy lifestyle and a section with the results of their MOT recorded.
Claire Nevinson, Superintendent Pharmacist at Boots, said: “The Free Health MOT at Boots is intended to help people gain greater insight into their health and take the steps they need to improve it. As we get older, we become more vulnerable to conditions like high blood pressure, so it’s important that we take steps to help stay healthy. The checks done during the MOT and the advice provided not only helps individual patients lead healthier lives but also reduces pressure on the NHS by offering accessible care in pharmacies at the heart of communities.”
The availability of appointments for a Free Health MOT at Boots comes at a time when new research indicates people want to lead healthier lives.
According to a new consumer survey commissioned by Boots, over two-thirds (68%) of people want to feel healthier, which increases to nearly three in four (73%) in the over 40s, with over half (54%) in this age bracket being motivated by wanting to live a longer life.
Additionally, two-thirds (66%) of Boots pharmacy team members have reported seeing more patients coming to them before they are unwell for general healthy living advice, compared to five years ago.
Boots is the leading provider of healthcare on the high street with the biggest range of products and a growing number of services. It is committed to offering exceptional value in healthcare and between 1st April until 30th June, Boots Advantage Card holders can save up to 50% on selected healthcare products through Boots Price Advantage.
For more information on the Free Health MOT at Boots and to book an appointment, visit boots.com/health-mot. Appointments are available from Thursday (30 March) until the end of June.