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
- kidney disease
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.