Manichem Events - Lions Club of Reading Fun Day Saturday 23rd June 2012
Tuesday, 31 July 2012
On Saturday 23rd June 2012, Manichem Ltd was pleased to take part in the annual Lions Club of Reading Fun Day at Prospect Park in Reading. Pharmacists John Horkan and Aidan Barry, together with support staff Trish Targosz and Virginia Spong, 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 incorporate some lifestyle advice and explain the best methods for blood pressure reduction to a wider population. The posters in Polish also helped captivate an audience that would probably have otherwise been missed.
The team were kept busy as 102 individual patients received some kind of assessment and associated advice. Of these, 69 people had blood pressure & blood sugar tests, 20 people had blood sugar tests alone and 13 people had blood pressure tests alone. The results were worthwhile as 18 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 next year!