REPORT BY PROFESSOR LIZ HUGHES (MEDICAL DIRECTOR)
One of Healthy Hearts chief partners, Sandwell Medical Research Unit (SMRU) has recently completed screening of 500 people as part of the NHS Vascular Checks Programme, on behalf of the Sandwell PCT.
The SMRU team whose members are also involved in the charity's screening events screened Sandwell residents in many localities including night shifts at parcel depots, community events and other locations across Sandwell.
A significant number of people were identified with risk factors of heart disease and stroke and referred to their primary care practitioners and on to specialist services where needed.
Another great success for the Healthy Hearts Project!