Get A Free Man MOT At The Man Shop

Specialised Man Shop popping-up at Putney’s Ashburton Estate


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The Man Shop will be open in Tildesley Road from noon to 7pm every day from September 22-29.

Men will be able to get a ‘Man MOT’ which includes checks on blood pressure, blood sugar and weight. This can help to catch health problems early and reduce the chance of heart disease, diabetes, strokes, and more.

The Man Shop will be staffed with nurses who will also be able to refer residents to a range of free services to help them stay well and healthy. No health topic is off limits and the team can answer questions on anything from lumps and bumps and stress to sexual health problems.

All men are encouraged to come along, especially those with niggling problems they have been unable or unwilling to take to their doctor. Women are asked to encourage to their friends, husbands, brothers, sons and fathers to come along.

The council’s health spokesman Cllr Jim Maddan said: “I would urge as many men as possible to go along to the Man Shop. We know men are often reluctant to visit their doctor and suffer poor health as a result. By taking medical care to the heart of a local community, this is our way of persuading them to get themselves checked out and nip any potential problems in the blood.”

If you are unable to go down to the shop, an online Man MOT service is available. Men can get advice from a GP either through email or on a live chat by visiting
The shop has been provided free of charge by Wandsworth Council and run by the council’s public health department. Funding is also being provided by the Wandsworth Clinical Commissioning Group representing the borough’s GPs.

The pop-up clinic is part of the council’s year-long focus on men’s health.

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September 18, 2015