Free In-Store Health Checks

4 Sep 2014

Under the banner of ‘Healthtember’, this September we are running a number of events in our UK stores to support our big ambition to improve the health of customers and colleagues.

Pharmacy

Under the banner of ‘Healthtember’, this September we are running a number of events in our UK stores to support our big ambition to improve the health of customers and colleagues.

This week (1 – 8 September) we are offering free Health Checks at our in-store pharmacies. The Health Check involves four tests – a blood pressure check, a cholesterol test, a type 2 diabetes test and a BMI (weight) check. The full Health Check takes around 20 minutes to complete and the results can be discussed with a Pharmacist straight away, for example with advice on lifestyle, medication and healthy eating.

Over 3,000 colleagues work in our pharmacies across the UK, serving more than 400,000 customers each week. This scale means we were able to carry out Health Checks for 9,000 customers and 4,000 colleagues last year.  

Opticians

In addition to the free Health Check customers can continue to take advantage of free sight tests at Tesco Opticians. We conduct over one million sight tests each year, which can play a vital role in detecting eye disease such as glaucoma, cataracts and ARMD (macular degeneration). 

We hope ‘Healthtember’ will encourage even more customers to use our in-store expertise for health advice and also raise money for many local health charities and our national charity partner, Diabetes UK.