NHS Health Checks

Are you aged between 40 and 74 with no major diseases, such as hypertension (high blood pressure), heart disease, kidney disease or type 2 diabetes?

You could be eligible for a NHS Health Check.

This is a free, comprehensive checkup which is offered at the surgery by the Practice Nurse and the Healthcare Assistant.

You will be asked questions about your diet, lifestyle and family history, your height, weight and blood pressure will be measured and a fasting blood test will be taken. Results are usually received within a week.

The outcome of the NHS Health Check depends upon your risk factors and results. You will be given personalised advice about how to lower your risk factors.

For further information about the NHS Health Check, please contact the surgery. The NHS choices website provides a lot more detail about what this entails.

You can take the One You test to see now if you are at risk. If you are worried about any aspects of your health, please book an appointment.