Patients aged 40 – 74 are invited for a NHS Health Check, which is an opportunity to measure your blood pressure, check your cholesterol levels, and other factors that affect your risk of developing high blood pressure (Hypertension) and other chronic diseases. It can also help spot early signs of stroke, kidney disease, heart disease, type 2 diabetes or dementia.
Patients are invited for a NHS Health Check once every five years.
To book in for an NHS Health Check, phone the practice on 0161 426 0011.
What is an NHS Health Check?
The NHS Health Check is a health check-up for adults in England aged 40 to 74. It’s designed to spot early signs of stroke, kidney disease, heart disease, type 2 diabetes or dementia. As we get older, we have a higher risk of developing one of these conditions. An NHS Health Check helps find ways to lower this risk.
Am I eligible for an NHS Health Check?
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.
How do I get an NHS Health Check?
If you’re in the 40 to 74 age group without a pre-existing condition, you will receive an invitation from the Practice inviting you to attend for a free NHS Health Check every 5 years. You can also call to book a Health Check with a member of our Nursing Team.