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NHS Health Check

What is an NHS Health Check?

The NHS Health Check is a free check-up of your overall health. It can tell you whether you're at higher risk of getting certain health problems, such as:

  • heart disease
  • diabetes
  • kidney disease
  • stroke

If you're over 65, you will also be told the signs and symptoms of dementia to look out for.

If you're aged 40-74 and you haven't had a stroke, or you don't already have heart disease, diabetes or kidney disease, you should have an NHS Health Check every five years.

Any follow-up tests or appointments are also free of charge.

How do I get an NHS Health Check?

If you are in the 40-74 age group, without a pre-existing condition and you have not had a NHS Health Check in the last 5 years, please contact your GP practice to arrange your Health Check.


NHS Health Check 

NHS Health Check - Easy Read

NHS Health Check - Dementia

Useful links

NHS Choices - NHS Health Check

NHS Choices - Why have an NHS Health Check?

Last updated: 27 July 2017