Free NHS Health Check
The Government have asked us to offer a free NHS Health Check to people who are aged between 40 and 75 years with no existing history of diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke or chronic kidney disease.
Most people who qualify for this free health will receive an invitation by letter although those who are in receipt of regular medication will be offered the health check at the time of their medication review, usually during the month of their birthday. Some people will be invited opportunistically should they visit the practice for some other reason and a health check is indicated.
The health check involves completing a health questionnaire and an appointment with the health care assistant for a fasting blood test for Cholesterol and Glucose and to have some basic measurements such as height, weight, blood pressure, etc, recorded.
The results of the questionnaire, blood tests and measurements will be checked by a GP who will assess the risk of developing stroke, diabetes or heart disease and, should it be necessary, provide personalised advice and support to help reduce that risk.
Click here to download our health check questionnaire