Health Checks

NHS health checks are for adults between the ages of 40 and 74. As we get older we have a higher risk of developing heart disease, type 2 diabetes, dementia, kidney disease or stroke. A health check can help find way to lower the risk.

Can I have an NHS Health Check?
You are eligible for a health check if you do not have any of the following conditions:
– heart disease
– chronic kidney disease
– diabetes
– high blood pressure (hypertension)
– atrial fibrillation
– transient ischaemic attack
– inherited high cholesterol (familial hypercholesterolemia) 
– heart failure
– peripheral arterial disease 
– stroke
– 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 does an NHS Health Check work?
You will have two separate appointments. The first appointment will be for a blood test and the second appointment to discuss the results. These can be booked with the reception team.