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NHS Health Check

What is an NHS Health Check?

The NHS Health Check is your chance to get your free midlife MOT. For adults in England aged 40-74 without a pre-existing condition, it checks your circulatory and vascular health and what your risk of getting a disabling vascular disease is.

If you are aged 40 and over you may be at risk of;

Heart disease

Stroke

Kidney disease

Diabeties

Dementia

The NHS Health Check can help you reduce these risks and make sure that you stay healthy. NHS Health Check is offered and encouraged to patients eligible to enable us to work with you to lower your chances of developing the identified health risks that increases with age.o

What happens at the check?

This check is to assess your risk of developing heart disease, type 2 diabetes, kidney disease and stroke.


The check will take about 20–30 minutes.

You’ll be asked some simple questions. For example, about your family history and choices which may put your health at risk.

We’ll record your height, weight, age, sex and ethnicity.

We’ll check your blood pressure and cholesterol.

What happens after the check?

We will discuss how you can reduce your risk and stay healthy.

You’ll be taken through your results and told what they mean. Some people may be asked to return at a later date for their results.

You’ll be given personalised advice on how to lower your risk and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Some people with raised blood pressure will have their kidneys checked through a blood test.

Some people may need to have another blood test to check for type 2 diabetes. Your health professional will be able to tell you more.

Treatment or medication may be prescribed to help you maintain your health.r or dementia.

Please make your appointment at Reception.

 
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