NHS Health Checks

Read the NHS Health Check guide
Everyone can be at risk of developing heart disease, stroke, diabetes, kidney disease and some forms of dementia. An NHS Health Check aims to help you lower your risk of developing these common but often preventable diseases.

You will be invited for a NHS Health Check once every five years if you are between 40 and 74 years old and haven’t already been diagnosed with vascular diseases or have certain risk factors such as high blood pressure or high cholesterol treated by medication.

At Church Street our nurses and health care assistants carry out these checks. If you are between 40 and 74 and have not had one in the past 5 years you don’t need to wait for a letter. Just ring our reception and ask for a NHS Health Check!

At the check, your risk of heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and diabetes will be assessed through some straightforward tests and standard questions about your lifestyle and family medical history. You’ll be offered personalised advice and support to help you lower that risk and stay healthy. This could include suggestions on small changes to your diet or how much exercise you take if your risk is low or moderate.

It makes sense for all eligible people to have a routine NHS Health Check for these conditions every five years. That means you can take action early, and greatly improve your chance of a healthier and longer life. Small, long-lasting changes to your lifestyle can make a huge difference. We look forward to seeing you soon!