NHS Health Check

NHS health checks aim to spot early signs of stroke, kidney disease, heart disease, Type 2 diabetes or dementia.

What is an NHS Health Check?

An NHS Health Check is a free check-up of your overall health.

It can tell you if you're at higher risk of developing health problems, such as:

  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Kidney disease
  • Stroke
  • Dementia (if you're over 65)

Read more about this on the NHS website.

Why have an NHS Health Check?

This video highlights the importance of having regular health checks and screenings.

Who can have a free NHS Health Check?

This is for adults aged 40 to 74 who do not have certain pre-existing conditions.

How do you book a Health Check?

You will receive a letter from your GP inviting you for a free NHS Health Check every 5 years. You can also call your GP surgery to book a Health Check.

Find out more on the NHS website