NHS Health Checks are being offered to people aged between 40 and 74 once every five years. The check is to assess your risk of developing heart disease, stroke, kidney disease or diabetes. If there are any warning signs, then together we can do something about it. By taking early action, you can improve your health and prevent the onset of these conditions. There is good evidence for this. This check should take about 20 minutes and is based on straightforward questions and measurements such as age, sex, family history, height, weight and blood pressure. There will also be a simple blood test to measure your cholesterol level. Following this check, you will receive free personalised advice about what you can do to stay healthy.
Please make an appointment with a healthcare assistant if you would like an NHS Health Check. You will need to have a non-fasting blood test up to 1 week before your appointment. This blood test form can be collected from the Surgery.