NHS Health Checks
NHS Health checks are a free screening service every 5 years. We will be inviting eligible patients by letter to attend for a 20 minute consultation with the nurse.
The check is to assess the risk of developing heart disease, Stroke, Kidney Disease or Diabetes. By taking early action you can improve your health and prevent the onset of these conditions. There is good evidence for this.
The check is based on straightforward questions and measurements such as age, sex, family history, height, weight and blood pressure. There will also be a simple blood test to measure your cholesterol level.
Following the check free personolised advice will be given about staying healthy.
The doctors recommend that eligible patients attend for this check when invited.