What is an NHS Health Check?
The NHS Health Check is a health check-up for adults in England aged 40 to 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.
Am I eligible for an NHS Health Check?
The check is for people who are aged 40 to 74 who do not have any of the following pre-existing conditions:
•chronic kidney disease
•high blood pressure (hypertension)
•transient ischaemic attack
•inherited high cholesterol (familial hypercholesterolemia)
•peripheral arterial disease
•currently being prescribed statins to lower cholesterol
•previous checks have found that you have a 20% or higher risk of getting cardiovascular disease over the next 10 years
How do I get an NHS Health Check?
If you’re in the 40 to 74 age group without a pre-existing condition, you should receive a letter from your GP surgery or local council inviting you for a free NHS Health Check every 5 years. You can also call your GP surgery to book a Health Check.
More information can be found on this website https://www.healthcheck.nhs.uk/