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Mobile testing labs to be introduced to reduce premature deaths amongst people with mental illness

Dr Martin Myers, Consultant Clinical Scientist and Director of Clinical Biochemistry at Lancashire Teaching Hospital, is using over 14 years’ worth of experience of working with black, Asian and minority ethnic communities, to develop a new service that will take testing for conditions such as diabetes and CVD out to people with mental health problems.

The service will see health teams taking testing kits out to pop-up clinics across the North West – for example to clinics where mental health service users attend appointments to get their drug injections.

The aim is to take testing out to people, rather than relying on them to attend their GP or hospital appointments.  It could eventually see people being tested in their homes.

Read the full article on our mental health pages.

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