Met police starts health checks for all

The Metropolitan Police is today (Friday) launching an occupational health initiative, that will see all employees offered a confidential and comprehensive health assessment.

Officers in Hillingdon will be the first to get a free health check, when the campaign goes on the road next Monday.

A dedicated healthcare team will be touring London providing full health screenings to both officers and staff. Similar health assessments provided in the private sector are estimated to cost about £150.

The checks will be carried out by fully trained nurses and physical training instructors, who will meet participants in two specially-modified vehicles.

The initiative is being funded by the Home Office as part of the strategy for a healthy police service. Tests run as part of the check include weight, body mass index and percentage of body fat. There will also be a basic fitness check.

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