More pharmacies in England will start offering people free, on-the-spot heart check-ups from next month.
 
Shoppers would have their blood pressure and cholesterol tested.
 
The programme, which could expand to every pharmacy in England, should prevent up to 150,000 heart attacks and strokes within a decade, say experts.
 
It is part of the government's plan to do more in the community and ease strain on stretched hospitals and GP surgeries.