NHS Health Checks
We are currently sending out an invitation for a Health Check to everyone between the ages of 40-74years of age on a 5 yearly rolling programme.
The Health Check is to assess your risk of developing heart disease, stroke, kidney disease or diabetes.
By identifying risk factors before they have created symptoms, we can take early action that will improve your health and prevent the onset of these conditions. There is hard evidence to show that ‘prevention IS better than cure’.
The Health Check will take approximately 30 minutes. You will be asked a series of questions about your current health and famaily history and measurements taken of your blood pressure, height and weight. a blood test will be taken to measure your cholesterol and blood sugar.
You will be advised about your health risks dependent on your results and what you can do to stay healthy.
Over 75’s checks
Health checks are also being offered to our patients over 75 years of age. These can be a stand alone health check or they can be part of a patient’s chronic disease review with the practice nurse if they also have a chronic disease such as asthma, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), heart problems etc. The over 75 health check will take 30 minutes so please ask for this length of time with the nurse when booking you appointment.