Health Checks

NHS Health Checks

What do we mean by a “Health Check”?

The NHS health Check is a health screening programme which aims to help prevent heart disease, kidney disease, stroke, diabetes and certain types of dementia. Everyone between the age of 40 and 74 who has not already been diagnosed with one of these conditions or have certain risk factors will be invited (once every five years)to have a check to assess their risk and advice to help them reduce or manage that risk.

Health checks can be delivered by GPs, local pharmacies or other suitable settings. The tests comprise a blood pressure test, cholesterol test and Body Mass Index Measurement. Following the test, patients will be placed into one of the three categories of risk: low; medium; and high. Patients are offered advice based on the outcome of their check.

If you would like a health check please make a routine appointment with the Nurse