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Mobile labs aim to reduce premature deaths of people with mental illness

Lancashire Teaching Hospital has developed a new service to test for long-term conditions such as diabetes and CVD among 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.