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Community Health Screening
Saturday 14 May 2016

BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir hosted a free health screening for the local community on Saturday 14 May 2016.

It was organised by BAPS Charities in partnership with the Royal Free Hospital, a major teaching hospital in Hampstead, London. The two have been working together for more than seven years to deliver free screening and professional guidance to over 600 members of the local community.

In this session, 30 attendees aged between 33 and 75 years were screened.

The strategic approach for this year’s screening sessions is focussed on the guidelines published by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

Members of the public with an estimated risk of cardiovascular disease of 10% or more were of particular focus and were invited for follow-up screening. Another important area of concern is detecting risk factors amongst people under 40 with a family history of diabetes or heart-related diseases.

In conjunction with the screening, consultants from the Royal Free Hospital and volunteer doctors from BAPS Charities provided personalised advice.

One participant shared: “The experts explained the results to me in a very simple way and the advice on controlling my weight was delivered very professionally. I’d like to thank the doctors and volunteers for taking the time to make such a positive impact in my life.”