NHS Health Checks
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 can a 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.
Get an NHS Health Check
If you’re in the 40-74 age group without a pre-existing condition, you should receive an invitation from your GP inviting you for a free NHS Health Check every five years.
More information about NHS Health Checks
Speak to your GP practice to find out if you are eligible and for more information.