NHS Health checks are being offered to people aged between 40 and 74 once every five years. The check is to assess your risk of developing heart disease, stroke, kidney disease or diabetes. If there are any warning signs, then together we can do something about it.
If you are eligible, you will receive an invitation (either by letter, phone or text message). You will also receive a blood form in the post with your first invite.
By taking early action, you can improve your health and prevent the onset of these conditions. There is good evidence for this.
Being seen at the surgery means the blood test and the health check is done in one visit.
If you wish to attend elsewhere, please take the blood request form with you. There will be a list of available clinics, including our own enclosed.
Once your blood results are back, we will contact you regarding an appointment to attend the surgery for your health check. The check should take around 20 -30 minutes and is based on straightforward questions and measurements such as age, sex, family history, height, weight and blood pressure.
Following the check you will receive free personalised advice about what you can do to stay healthy.