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Community pop-up health bus returns this Friday!

5 September 2023

Come and have a chat about your health on Friday 8 September as the health bus returns to Twickenham from 9am to 4.30pm.

The bus will be parked at York House lay-by, Richmond Road, Twickenham, TW1 3AA, and staff will be available to answer questions and offer practical advice. Basic health and blood pressure checked will be offered from 9am to 12pm.

On the health bus, healthcare professionals will be available to offer a range of checks and advice, including:

  • A brief diabetes risk assessment
  • Blood pressure checks (9am to 12pm)
  • Tips on managing and reducing your risk for diseases like cancer and heart disease
  • Tips to stay healthy and active and help to stop smoking
  • Information about what local services may be best suited for you

This week’s health bus will be happening in conjunction with Age UK Richmond’s Health Day taking place at Twickenham Wellbeing Centre, Arragon Road, TW1 3NH. The event is for residents aged 50+ to get up-to-date information from experts on glaucoma, dementia, cancer and arthritis. Find out about the event and book your place.

When our health bus is out and about, do come and have a chat with one of our community champions or a health professional. Additionally, there are information leaflets available for further guidance.

The health bus will provide advice on a number of health related topics, including: 


Around three in five cases of type 2 diabetes can be prevented or delayed with a healthy lifestyle. Find out about diabetes prevention.

Stop smoking

We offer a free stop smoking help and advice service.

NHS health checks

Even if you feel fine, being aged over 40 raises your risk of conditions like heart disease, stroke and dementia. Find out if you’re eligible for a quick and free NHS health check.

Exercise and physical activity 

Exercise and physical activity can help you to manage and prevent many conditions and diseases. Get started with Richmond Moves.

Healthy eating and weight loss 

Visit the NHS website for eight practical tips to help you make healthier food and wellbeing choices.


Want to know how to reduce your dementia risk? Are you living with dementia or caring for someone who is? There is lots of support available in the borough. Find out about abatable dementia support.

Childhood immunisations 

Immunisations are one of the most important things that we can do to protect ourselves and our children against ill health – including the MMR and polio vaccines. Search ‘NHS vaccinations and when to have them’.

Cervical screening 

Cervical screening saves lives. Don’t ignore your invite - book an appointment with your GP practice or local sexual health clinic.

Bowel cancer

Let’s be clear on cancer. If for the last 3 weeks you’ve had blood in your poo or it’s been looser, tell your doctor. Find out more about bowel cancer.

Find out more information about local health and wellbeing services.

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Updated: 5 September 2023

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