Our Future Health opens Scottish clinics

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Our Future Health, the UK’s largest health research programme, has opened its first clinics across Scotland.

The first Scottish clinics will be at Boots stores in Ayr, Dunfermline, East Kilbride, Glasgow Fort, Greenock, Irvine, Kirkcaldy and The Gyle, with more to open in the coming months. They will offer approximately 276,500 appointments across a target of 45 locations over the next year.

Our Future Health aims to transform the prevention, detection and treatment of conditions such as dementia, cancer, diabetes, heart disease and stroke. With up to five million volunteers across the UK, the goal is to create one of the most detailed pictures ever of people’s health.

At their clinic appointment, as well as having a blood sample and some physical measurements taken, volunteers will be offered information about their own health, including their blood pressure and cholesterol levels. In the future, volunteers will also be given the option to receive feedback about their risk of some diseases and take part in cutting-edge research studies. 

Dr Karen Noble, our Director of Research, Policy and Innovation, said: “As partners of Our Future Health, it’s really exciting to hear about the launch of their Scottish clinics. Sustainable and continuous research is key to finding a cure for brain tumours and bringing these clinics to Scotland is a great way to ensure anyone who wishes to support research has the opportunity to do so.

“The information collected from volunteers will help us understand new ways to prevent, detect and fight diseases earlier and could really help to transform the future for patients diagnosed with brain tumours and other diseases.”

Read more on Our Future Health’s website.

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