Lions Club of Reading Fun Day Saturday 29th June 2014
Wednesday, 26 November 2014
On Saturday 29th June 2014, Manichem Ltd was pleased to take part for the 7th year running in the annual Lions Club of Reading Fun Day at Prospect Park in Reading. Pharmacists Kacey Leathers and Aidan Barry, together with support staff Trish Pazowska and Suri Basnet, ran a Diabetes Screening tent, delivering a very successful service for diabetes screening and awareness. Offering a free blood pressure service in addition to the diabetes screening gave the team a great opportunity to be able to incorporate some lifestyle advice and explain the best methods for blood pressure reduction to a wider population. As in previous years, we also advertised our services using posters in Polish as well as English, which again we think helped to reach an audience that may have otherwise been missed.
Our attendance at this year’s event gave us the highest screening numbers performed to date, as the team was kept very busy with 145 individual patients receiving some kind of assessment and associated advice. The results proved worthwhile as 9 people were advised to return to the pharmacies for a follow-up test or seek advice from their GP.
Once again we are pleased to provide such an important Pharmaceutical service to the community and we look forward to participating again next year and improving the patient numbers even more!