King’s Lynn fishermen offered free health check

Lynn fishermen meet with Natural England to discuss damage to the cockle stocks caused by dredging in the Wash. Views of the Fisher Fleet. ENGANL00120110509134517
Lynn fishermen meet with Natural England to discuss damage to the cockle stocks caused by dredging in the Wash. Views of the Fisher Fleet. ENGANL00120110509134517

Fishermen in Lynn can undergo a free health check this spring.

The check-up at the port entrance on April 20-21, between 9.30am to 4.30pm, is organised by Norfolk County Council’s public health team, which commissions health checks for men aged 40-74, in conjunction with, the Fishermen’s Mission.

The Fish Well scheme brings NHS health checks, which usually take place in pharmacies and GP surgeries, out on to the quayside.

Making use of the Mission mobile office to bring health care to the workplace, they will enable local fishermen to access services they wouldn’t otherwise have been able to benefit from, due to their long unpredictable hours at sea.

Fishermen who come to the mobile office will receive a full health check, lasting 20-30 minutes.

This range of simple, tests check circulatory and cardiovascular health, and provide personalised advice that can help prevent stroke, diabetes and kidney disease.

Everyone who takes part in a health check will receive a goody bag, funded by the Sea Farers Hospital Society.