NHS Health Check

The NHS Health Check is a general health check-up with one of our nursing team. We ask you questions about your family history, your lifestyle, take measurements (height, weight and blood pressure) and a blood sample so we can measure your risk of developing certain conditions that affect the heart and blood vessels. Then, armed with your new knowledge and our support, you can then take any relevant actions needed to improve your health outlook, such as changing your lifestyle and/or taking medicines.

We send electronic invitations to patients we identify as being at higher risk first (this risk is based on the coded data we hold in your GP electronic medical record). If you have not been invited but would like a NHS Health Check and consider yourself to be eligible (see criteria below), please give the surgery a call. 

Eligibility criteria:

The check is for people who are aged 40 to 74 who do not have any of the following pre-existing conditions:

  • heart disease
  • chronic kidney disease
  • diabetes
  • high blood pressure (hypertension)
  • atrial fibrillation
  • transient ischaemic attack
  • inherited high cholesterol (familial hypercholesterolemia)
  • heart failure
  • peripheral arterial disease
  • stroke
  • currently being prescribed statins to lower cholesterol
  • previous checks have found that you have a 20% or higher risk of getting cardiovascular disease over the next 10 years