Health Checks and screenings

Find out the importance and benefits of going for regular health checks and screenings.

Finding out if you are at risk of getting a health condition can help to:

  • Reduce your chance of getting ill
  • Spot disease and get treatment early
  • Improve your chance of successful treatment

Take this free NHS health quiz to find out your health score:

How Are You? quiz - NHS (

The following free services are available in Newham to check your health risk and spot early signs of health issues:

NHS Health Check

The NHS Health Check is a check-up for adults in England aged 40 to 74. It can help spot early signs of stroke, kidney disease, heart disease, type 2 diabetes or dementia

Health checks for people with learning disabilities

Find out what health checks you should get if you have a learning disability.

Blood Pressure Checks

Find out about where you can get a free blood pressure check.

Bowel screening

Bowel screening is used to detect bowel cancer and is for everyone aged 60 to 74 years.

Breast screening

Breast screening is used to detect breast cancer and is for women aged 50 to 71 years.

Cervical screenings

Cervical screening (also called a smear test) checks your risk of cervical cancer.

Hepatitis C free home test kits

You can now order a free NHS home test kit for Hepatitis C.

Sexual health screenings

FInd out more about sexually transmitted infection testing.

Targeted lung health checks

A Lung Heath Check is offered free to people aged 55-74 who have ever smoked, as part of the national NHS Targeted Lung Health Check Programme. It finds out how well your lungs are working and aims to rule out any serious conditions. Often, early problems with the lungs do not cause any symptoms, so it is important to attend even if you are fit and healthy.