Your Health Check Day 2023

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Check your Health at Southmead Hospital 

Come along to Southmead Hospital, Learning & Research Building, on Saturday, 11 March for free mini health checks.

You do not need to book an appointment for the health checks, these will be first come first serve. Please see below for booking onto the antenatal classes.

The event, running from 11am – 4pm, will bring together a host of health experts providing a range of tests and advice for people of all ages.  

You can get your blood pressure checked and have your liver and lungs tested along with many other free tests. 

If you’re about to become a new dad you could join one of our tailored antenatal classes, or for our older population there are sessions to help you reduce falls. 

There will be a wide range of talks and stalls from health experts and community partners providing health advice and tips. 

This event at the Learning & Research building is open to everyone. By working together with our health and community partners we hope that it will be one of many across Bristol in the future. 

“We are dedicated to making sure everyone has access to healthcare and advice. We look forward to seeing many people on the day and supporting the community near and far to look after their health” Sanjoy Shah, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, North Bristol NHS Trust. 

To ensure we keep people healthy on the day, please do not join us if you are feeling unwell, have signs of a cold.

Health checks available on the day:

  • Respiratory / lung check 

  • Liver check 

  • Cardiovascular / heart check

  • Blood sugar / diabetes check

  • Blood pressure 

  • Height and Weight

  • Diabetes Eye Screening

If having a health check,  please bring with you your NHS number and GP details if you know them.

If you have any questions please email

What else is happening on the day:

Health talks

(Talks are roughly 15 minutes) 

11:30 - How to quit tobacco before having an operation - Ronelle Mouton, Consultant Anaesthetist

11.50 - Patient Experience of healthcare - Primrose Granville

12:10 - Better Sleep for Better Brain Health - Professor Elizabeth Coulthard

12:30 - Vaccines - Prevention is better than Cure - Rajeka Lazarus - Consultant Infectious Diseases

12:50 - What’s in a name - Dureshahwar Soomro

13:10 - Bladder Health - Professor Nikki Cotterill

13:30 - Heart Health - Amardeep Dastidar - Consultant Cardiology

13.50 - Health & Wellbeing - Let's Walk for Bristol

14.10 - Bristol Black Carers - Anndeloris Chacon RN

14.20 - Prostate Cancer - Amarnath Challapalli - United Hospitals Bristol & Weston NHS Trust

14.50 - Community Pharmacy Services - more than prescribing 

15.10 - Eye Health - Rani Sebastian - United Hospitals Bristol & Weston NHS Trust



Community stalls

  • Healthwatch: Digital Health Apps – helping people to use technology  

  • Bike powered smoothie makers  - 7th Day Adventists Church

  • Patient Experience Team

  • Southmead Charity Hospital 

  • Women’s & Children's Stall 

  • Breast Screening advice

  • Caafi Health 

  • Brain Health 

  • National Institute for Health Research 

  • Bristol Health Partners

  • Treating Tobacco Dependency

  • Mental Health & Wellbeing

  • Dental Health - Health Education England

  • Community Access Support Services

  • Vaccines information

  • WesPort Falls Service

  • NHS Blood Transplant Services & Organ Donation

  • LGBTQ+ Community Stall

  • One You South Gloucestershire Programme team

And more to be added.

Pregnancy and childbirth

Dads-to-Be: 11am - 11.45am - limited spaces available, booking essential, via EventBrite

Join other Dads-to-Be for a this relaxed 45 minute session about how to prepare for your baby’s arrival. Led by Dr Andrew Demetri (an Obstetrician at Southmead), we will discuss what to expect during your partner’s pregnancy and during their labour.

Planning your pregnancy - top tips for success: 12 noon - 12.45pm - limited spaces available, booking essential, via EventBrite

This 45-minute session aims to support women who might be planning a pregnancy. We will discuss women’s health issues, how to manage some health conditions which may make it a little harder to conceive and their impact during and after pregnancy. Dr Kelly-Ann Eastwood (an Obstetrician from St Mike's) will lead this friendly talk and Q&A session.

1pm - 1.45pm - Feeding your baby - advice and support

2pm - 2.45pm - Opportunity for you and your birth partner to ask any questions about coming into hospital


Q: How do I get to the event?

A: The event is at the Learning & Research Building which is on the Southmead Hospital site. Please visit our Southmead Hospital Webpage to find a map and other useful travel information. 

Q:  Is there parking for the event?

A: There will be free parking on the day in the dedicated car parks in front of the Learning & Research building and the Monks Park Car Park. Both Car parks will be clearly signed.

Q: Is there anywhere to buy food and drink?

A: Yes. We have a cafe that sells a range of hot and cold drinks, sandwiches, jacket potatoes and paninis.

Q: Is the event child friendly?

A: Although children are welcome, you will will need to ensure that your child is supervised at all times. Please note that we can only carry out health checks for people aged 18 and over.

Q: Is the event accessible?

A: The building is wheelchair accessible. We will have several volunteers who are able to provide sighted guidance. We will also have British Sign Language Interpreters at the event. If you require assistance or BSL Interpreters please let us know so we can plan effectively. Please email


Let us know if you are interested in coming to Your Health Check Day. This will help us ensure you have a good experience.