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NHS Health Check aged 40 – 74

The NHS Health Check is a health check-up for adults in England aged 40-74. It’s designed to spot early signs of stroke, kidney disease, heart disease, type 2 diabetes or dementia. As we get older, we have a higher risk of developing one of these conditions. An NHS Health Check helps find ways to lower this risk. Please contact the Practice to arrange an appointment.

Additionally, if you are currently being prescribed statins to lower cholesterol, or previous checks have found that you have a 20% or higher risk of getting cardiovascular disease over the next 10 years, you will also not be eligible for an NHS Health Check.

How do I get an NHS Health Check?

If you are eligible and due for a free NHS Health Check, you should receive an invitation from us or from your local council. If you have not had one in 5 years and are yet to receive an invitation, please contact us and ask to be booked in for your health check.

How can I improve my test results?

Once you have had your NHS Health Check, a member of our Nursing Team will discuss your results with you. You will be given advice to help you lower your risk of a stroke, kidney disease, heart disease, diabetes or dementia, and maintain or improve your health.

You do not have to wait until you have had your NHS Health Check to start taking better care of your health. You can take the How Are You quiz now to get a FREE personalised health score.

You may also want to try this online ‘Heart Age test.

Here are some health apps and trackers which you may find useful.