NHS Health Checks

What is an NHS Health Check? 

The NHS Health Check is a health check-up for adults in England aged 40-74. We contact patients in the month of their 40 birthday and then again every 5 years until the age of 74.  It’s designed to spot early signs of stroke, kidney disease, heart disease, type 2 diabetes or dementia.  As we get older, we have a higher risk of developing one of these conditions.  An NHS Health Check helps find ways to lower this risk. 

How do I get an NHS Health Check? 

If you are aged 40-74 and you have no pre-existing health conditions, you can expect to receive a letter from your GP inviting you for a free NHS Health Check every five years. 

Once you have had your NHS Health check, your healthcare professional will discuss your results with you.  You will be given advice to help you lower your risk of a stroke, kidney disease, heart disease, diabetes or dementia, and maintain or improve your health. 

For further details please access our NHS Health Check leaflet here.