Video: Portsmouth residents urged to take free NHS health checks

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PEOPLE in Portsmouth have been urged to take part in a campaign which could save lives and money for the cash-strapped NHS.

In this video, Amanda McKenzie, NHS Health Check manager for Portsmouth explains why it is important to take a free NHS Health Check.

27/11/2014 (PM)''Free NHS health checks have been introduced nationally, but in Portsmouth only 30 per cent of those invited get checked. ''Pictured is: Jamie O'Reilly having his free health check by Nicola Burns, pharmacy technician at Lalys Pharmacy in Portsmouth. ''Picture: Sarah Standing (143380-8962) PPP-141127-143840001

27/11/2014 (PM)''Free NHS health checks have been introduced nationally, but in Portsmouth only 30 per cent of those invited get checked. ''Pictured is: Jamie O'Reilly having his free health check by Nicola Burns, pharmacy technician at Lalys Pharmacy in Portsmouth. ''Picture: Sarah Standing (143380-8962) PPP-141127-143840001

The health check was introduced in 2009 to offer a free test to people aged between 40 to 74, who do not have any known medical problems.

However, The News has previously revealed that thousands of people have ignored their invitation for a check.

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