The NHS Health Check program aims to help prevent heart disease, stroke, diabetes, kidney disease, and certain types of dementia. Everyone between the ages of 40 and 74, who have not already been diagnosed with one of these conditions is eligible. Please visit the web page below for further information.
Why do I Need an NHS Health Check?
We know that you are at risk of developing heart disease, kidney disease and dementia increase with age. There are also certain things that will put you at even greater risk.
These include being overweight, being physically inactive, not eating healthy, smoking, drinking too much alcohol, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol.
One week before the appointment – you will require a blood test.
What Happens at the Check?
The check is to assess your risk of developing heart disease, type 2 diabetes, kidney disease, and stroke. The check takes 30-40 minutes.
You will be asked some simple questions. For example, about your family history and lifestyle choices that may put your health at risk.
The nurse/HCA will record your height, weight, age, sex and ethnicity.
We’ll check your blood pressure and cholesterol.
Patients who are prescribed repeat medication will have a medication review carried out by their GP.
Your medication review date is printed on the bottom of your repeat prescription ordering slip.
When your review is due please contact reception. The receptionist will advise your usual GP this is due. Your usual GP will then review your current medication(s). For some patients, there may not be a need for you to see or speak to your GP. In these cases, your review date will automatically be updated on your repeat prescription slip.
If the Doctor does wish to see or speak with; you reception will contact you to confirm any appointments you need to book, for example, blood tests, blood pressure check, and arrange a follow-up phone call or face-to-face appointment.