Get an NHS Health Check
If you're aged 40-74, you can expect to receive a letter from your GP or local authority inviting you for a free NHS Health Check. Like a ‘midlife MOT’, it aims to control risk factors and help prevent diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, stroke and dementia.
It includes some basic questions, a blood pressure and BMI check and some blood tests. Your healthcare professional will discuss your results with you. The NHS Health Check is an ideal opportunity to gain advice and support for healthier lifestyle choices like keeping active, eating healthily, not smoking and drinking less alcohol.
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 help prevent these, helping you to enjoy life for longer.
More information is available at: http://www.healthcheck.nhs.uk/