Have YOU had your NHS Health Check?
If you are aged between 40 - 74, you may be entitled to a free NHS Health Check. To get your NHS Health Check, simply:
- give your GP surgery a call and make an appointment.
- book it with Healthy Peterborough today by downloading our self referral form here or completing the form online here
- find and book your free NHS Health Check at a clinic near you, call Solutions4Health on 0800 376 56.
What is an NHS Health Check?
The NHS Health Check is a health check-up for adults in England aged 40-74. 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
Why do I need my NHS Health Check?
As we get older, we have a higher risk of developing something dangerous like high blood pressure, heart disease or type 2 diabetes. Your NHS Health Check can spot early signs and help prevent these happening to you, which means you'll be more likely to enjoy life for longer. Start by taking the online heart age test to see how healthy your heart is.
How do I get my NHS Health Check?
If you're in the 40-74 age group without a pre-existing condition, you can expect to receive a letter from your GP or local authority inviting you for a free NHS Health Check. Don't worry if you haven't got your invitation yet, as you will be invited for one over the next few years. In the meantime, there are other ways of getting your health checked.
How can I improve my NHS Health Checks results?
Once you've had your NHS Health Check, your healthcare professional will discuss your results with you. You'll be given advice and support to help you lower your risk and maintain or improve your vascular health. But you don't have to wait until your NHS Health Check appointment to make healthy changes.
Healthy Peterborough offer NHS Health Checks - download our self referral form here or complete the form online here