A WOMEN’S health evening at Lyme Regis Medical Centre has been hailed a success after more than 30 local women attended the event.
The team at the medical centre organised the evening session to encourage women to attend for their ‘well person check’ which covers height, weight, blood pressure, blood sugar and urine checks.
The team was also on hand to give advice on diet and exercise, sexual health, chronic diseases, immunisations, and offer support from the centre’s physiotherapist.
Nearly all of the women who attended had the full well person check and some health issues were identified which were followed up by booked appointments for the women at the centre.
A number of talks also took place which those who attended found useful. One woman said a talk on the menopause was “very useful and more than could be achieved in a doctor’s appointment”.
Another woman who attended praised the centre for holding the evening event so that she could attend because she worked full time.
Another woman also praised the local team, commenting: “The event was exceedingly informative and interesting. It was well presented and all members of staff were friendly and caring.”
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.
Alison Robinson, service manager at Virgin Care’s Lyme Regis Medical Centre, said: “We organised the Health Evening to encourage and enable women who are not always able to attend to have the opportunity to have the health checks and discuss any concerns with healthcare professionals.
“We are really pleased with the number of women that attended and many commented on how well-organised the event was.
“We are looking forward to organising other health promotion evenings in the future.”