NHS Health Checks

Patients aged 40-74, who have no Chronic Diseases (e.g Diabetes, Heart disease) are eligible for an NHS Health Check. Patients will be invited every 5 years, but if you are the right age you can ask for an appointment.

You will first have a fasting blood test, then a follow up appointment to discuss the result and look at your other risk factors such as BMI, diet, blood pressure, smoking and cholesterol. You will be offered support to make lifestyle changes where you choose to make them, and a follow up with a doctor if anything medically serious is found.

Blood test appointments can be booked early morning (they require a 12 hours fast – nothing to eat or drink except plenty of water).