NHS Health Check
If you are ages 40-74 you could be eligible for a free NHS Health Check. The Health Check is designed to spot early signs of stroke, kidney disease, heart disease, type 2 diabetes or dementia.
As well as measuring your risk of developing these health problems, an NHS Health Check gives you advice on how to prevent them.
What happens at a Health Check?
An NHS Health Check takes about 30 minutes, the health care professional will:
- ask you some simple questions about your lifestyle and family history
- measure your height and weight
- take your blood pressure
- test your cholesterol
- in some circumstances they may also test for diabetes or take your blood sugar level.
The answers you give along with your test results will be used to tell you your risk of developing cardiovascular disease.