Everyone is at risk of developing heart disease, stroke, diabetes, kidney disease and some forms of dementia.
These conditions can often be prevented – even if you have a family history of them.
We are now able to offer free NHS health checks to assess the risk of developing heart disease, type 2 diabetes, kidney disease and stroke.
We will be inviting patients between the ages of 40 and 74 who haven’t been diagnosed with any of the above conditions, every 5 years.
What happens at the check?
You will be asked some simple questions regarding your family history and take measurements such as height, weight and blood pressure. You will also have a finger prick test to check your cholesterol level.
Your health professional will explain your results to you and you will be given personalised advice on how to reduce your risk and stay healthy.
You will be directed to your GP for further advice and treatment if necessary.
If you would like a health check but haven't had an invite please speak to one of our receptionists.
For more information visit www.nhs.uk/nhshealthcheck or call the NHS Health check helpline on 0845 850 9850
NHS Health Check Patient Leaflet
British Heart Foundation
Please see the Health Promotion Section of the Further Information section of our website for useful website links (section 9)