Wiltshire

Swindon people get extra NHS health checks

The NHS is hoping that more than 50,000 people in Swindon will benefit from extra health checks.

Figures show the town has significantly worse rates of obesity, smoking and inactive children than the national average.

The checks are available to people aged between 40 and 74, and are aimed at preventing long-term health problems such as heart and kidney disease.

The tests will be held at the Brunel Centre until Saturday.

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