Everyone is at risk of developing heart disease, stroke, diabetes, kidney disease and some forms of dementia. The good news is that these conditions can often be prevented – even if you have a history of them in your family. Have your free NHS Health Check and you will be better prepared for the future and be able to take steps to maintain or improve your health.
Why do i need an NHS Health Check?
We know that your risk of developing heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, kidney disease and dementia increases with age. There are also certain things that will put you at even greater risk.
Is there anything to be worried about?
The NHS Health Check has the potential to reduce your chances of developing certain conditions, and many people find it beneficial. However, it is your choice whether or not you take up the offer of a free NHS Health Check. Some people might be worried about the check and the impact of the results on their lifestyles. If you do have any concerns you can discuss them when you attend your check.
What happens at the check?
This check is to assess your risk of developing heart disease, type 2 diabetes, kidney disease and stroke.