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NHS Health Checks

The NHS Health Check is a free check-up of your overall health. It can tell you whether you're at higher risk of getting certain health problems, such as:

  • heart disease

  • diabetes

  • kidney disease

  • stroke

During the check-up you'll also discuss how to reduce your risk of these conditions and dementia.

If you're over 65, you will also be told the signs and symptoms of dementia to look out for.


NHS Health Checks 

Who is the NHS Health Check for?
The check is for people who are aged 40 to 74 who do not have any of the following pre-existing conditions:

  • heart disease
  • chronic kidney disease

  • diabetes

  • high blood pressure (hypertension)

  • atrial fibrillation

  • transient ischaemic attack

  • inherited high cholesterol (familial hypercholesterolemia)

  • heart failure

  • peripheral arterial disease

  • stroke

  • currently being prescribed statins to lower cholesterol

  • previous checks have found that you have a 20% or higher risk of getting cardiovascular disease over the next 10 years

What happens during your NHS Health check? 

Our Health Check staff member will ask you some questions and record some measurements.

They will then discuss the findings and next steps.  

You will be given a copy of your results to take home and we will send your GP a copy too. 

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