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NHS Health Checks

What is an NHS Health Check?

The NHS Health Check is a free check-up of your overall health. It can tell you whether you're at higher risk of getting certain health problems, such as:

heart disease


kidney disease


During the check-up you'll discuss how to reduce your risk of these conditions.

If you’re aged over 65, you’ll also be told about symptoms of dementia to look out for.

Who is the NHS Health Check for?

The check is for people who are aged 40 to 74 who do not have any of the following pre-existing conditions:

heart disease

chronic kidney disease


high blood pressure (hypertension)

atrial fibrillation

transient ischaemic attack

inherited high cholesterol (familial hypercholesterolemia)

heart failure

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

You should have regular check-ups if you have one of these conditions. Your care team will be able to give you more information about this.

Appointment information

To book an appointment for your NHS Health Check please contact your surgery.  You will be required to book 1 20 minute appointment which will include a blood test, followed by a follow up appointment in 7-10 days.  The follow up appointment can be conducted over the telephone, but you are welcome to attend the surgery if you prefer.

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