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Health at the ‘heart’ of Mortimer residents event

On 27 June, Mortimer residents will learn from medical experts how they can keep their heart healthy at an event being held at St John’s Hall (Mortimer) from 7pm – 9pm. The event has been arranged by a patient group from The Mortimer Surgery.

A host of medical professionals, including keynote speaker Consultant Cardiologist Dr Will Orr, from the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust, and Mortimer GP, Dr Nick Bradshaw, will share vital information and advice with attendees around how they can keep their heart healthy and reduce their risk of developing heart disease.

This will include practical tips for day-to-day life such as how you can help keep your heart healthy through diet and exercise. Attendees will also have the chance to get answers to their heart health questions directly from the medical experts.

Dr Will Orr, consultant cardiologist from Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust, said “Reading has the highest rate of premature death caused by heart attack and stroke amongst the 15 local authority areas in the UK with similar levels of socioeconomic deprivation. And tragically, someone dies from heart disease every three minutes in the UK and still kills more than one in four people.

However, armed with the right information and advice people can take simple, positive steps to keep their heart healthy and reduce their risk of heart disease. This is why I am delighted to be speaking at this event. I strongly urge Mortimer residents to come along – having a healthy heart is key to them having the best chance of living a long and healthy life.”

The event is free to attend but please register a place by calling 0118 933 2346 or emailing


Shirley Cullup
0118 933 2346

Heart disease in Reading statistic from Public Health England 2016:
Heart disease in UK statistics from British Heart Foundation February 2018:

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