People living in and around Royston are invited to come to a free health and wellbeing event this weekend.

Teams across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Integrated Care System (ICS) - which covers the Royston area - have come together to organise the event at Royston Health Centre on Sunday, July 14.

On the day, eligible people who are invited by Roysia Surgery or Granta Medical Practices will be able to get free NHS health checks to get a better understanding of their overall health.

Routine vaccinations, including the HPV, MMR, Meningitis ACWY and shingles vaccines will be available for eligible children and adults on a walk-in basis, with no need to book.

Staff from Roysia Surgery, Royston Health Care, Hertfordshire Community Trust, Hertfordshire County Council's public health team and the Integrated Neighbourhood Team will all be on hand on the day to offer support.

The event was organised after residents told the ICS they wanted more services like vaccination clinics to be offered in the area as part of the Let's Talk: Royston engagement campaign.

Dr Gary Howsam, chief clinical improvement officer with NHS Cambridgeshire & Peterborough and a GP, said: "Whether you’re eligible for a free NHS health check, overdue a vaccination or simply want to get some advice about health and care, please come along to this exciting event. It’s promising to be a great day.

"I’d like to thank local GP practices, NHS Trusts, local authority public health teams, and other ICS teams for coming together in this way to offer a brilliant event for the community."

Dr Tim Wright, GP Partner with Granta Medical Practices, added: "We are excited to be able to host this event in our ongoing programme to improve services in Royston."

The health and wellbeing event will be held from 10am to 4pm.


NHS health checks will be offered on an invitation-only basis to eligible patients age 40 to 74.

A vaccination team from Hertfordshire Community Trust will be offering the MMR vaccine to anyone aged one plus, the meningitis ACWY vaccine to those aged 13-24, and the HPV vaccine for children and young people aged 12-24.

The shingles vaccine will be on offer for those people who turned 65 after September 1, 2023, people aged 70-79, and people aged 50 and over with a severely weakened immune system.