THE UK's largest health research programme will open a new clinic in Salisbury.

The Salisbury clinic is one of 19 new locations opening across the country this March, and is provided by Our Future Health, the UK’s largest health research programme.

Our Future Health will bring mobile clinics to supermarket car parks in Salisbury, Bicester, Biggleswade, Horsham, Ware and Wilmslow.

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Salisbury's clinic will be located in the Tesco Extra car park on Southampton Road, from March 10 to April 17.

The programme is also opening 13 new clinics in Boots pharmacies in Ashford, Birkenhead, Braintree, Bromley, Canterbury, Chatham, Clacton-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth, Hinckley, Preston, Southport, Telford and Watford.

Salisbury Journal: One of the mobile health clinicsOne of the mobile health clinics (Image: Our Future Health)

Our Future Health aims to transform the prevention, detection and treatment of conditions such as dementia, cancer, diabetes, heart disease and stroke.

With up to five million volunteers right across the UK, the goal is to create one of the most detailed pictures ever of people’s health.

At their clinic appointment, as well as having a blood sample and some physical measurements taken, volunteers will be offered information about their own health, including their blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

In the future, volunteers will also be given the option to receive feedback about their risk of some diseases and have the opportunity to take part in cutting-edge research studies.

The programme is sending invitations to people who live near the new clinics. Anyone over the age of 18 can join by signing up online at, completing an online health questionnaire, and booking a short clinic appointment.

Volunteer Venkat Venkatakrishnan, 40, from Enfield, said: "I know I’m predisposed to having high cholesterol because my father and grandfather, three or four generations of my family, have all had this, as well as heart disease.

"If my contribution helps people like me to recognise any problems related to this at an earlier stage, that would be brilliant. Prevention is always best – it has better outcomes, improves quality of life, and is often cheaper in the long run."

Dr Raghib Ali, chief executive and chief medical officer of Our Future Health, said: "We’re now seeing one person sign up to Our Future Health every minute, which is a fantastic success for our programme.

"We want to see this continue, which is why we’re opening new clinics each month so people from across the UK can book their appointment to join the programme.

"We want to help everyone to be able to live longer, healthier lives so we need people of all ages and backgrounds, from every part of the country to take part."