The NHS Health Check is a health check-up for adults in England aged 40-74. 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.
How will the NHS Health Check help me?
As well as measuring your risk of developing these health problems, an NHS Health Check gives you advice on how to prevent them.
The risk level varies from person to person, but everyone is at risk of developing heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, kidney disease and some types of dementia. Your NHS Health Check can detect potential health problems before they do real damage.
How do I get an NHS Health Check?
If you’re in the 40-74 age group without a pre-existing condition, you can expect to receive a letter from your GP or local authority inviting you for a free NHS Health Check every five years. In the meantime, there are other ways of getting your health checked locally. Visit our Wakefield Connecting Care Directory for more information.
Where do I find more information about having my NHS Health Check?
Speak to your GP practice to find out if you are eligible and for more information.
Want to enter our free NHS Health Checks prize draw?
Amazon gift card worth £25. Winners will be notified and processed by the administrator of the draw. No payment or purchase necessary to enter but you must have accessed an NHS Health Check after 1st January 2018 and completed the NHS Health Check Feedback Survey online following your appointment.
Other terms and conditions:
One winner will be drawn at random in January 2019 and notified in writing or by phone within one month of the draw taking place. The personal information (name, telephone number and email address) you are providing to enter this survey will be used only to administer this survey and to contact the prize draw winner – unless you have specifically requested to be contacted by Conexus Healthcare Ltd. The responses to the survey questions that you provide will be used by Conexus Healthcare Ltd in an aggregated manner only and will not be linked to your personal information.