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NHS Health Check

NHS Health Check, & it couldn’t be easier. We can provide help & advice on how to improve your health


What is a health check and do I need it?

If you are between 40 to 74 & live in England, you may be eligible for a FREE health check with the NHS. As we get older, we have a higher risk of developing conditions such as kidney disease, heart disease, type 2 diabetes or dementia, and helps to check for early signs.


Reduce the risk of common & preventable diseases like heart disease,

stroke, diabetes, kidney disease & some forms of dementia.

Can anyone have a health check?

The check is for people who are aged 40 to 74 who do not have any of the following pre-existing conditions:

  • Heart disease

  • Chronic kidney disease

  • Diabetes

  • High blood pressure (hypertension)

  • Atrial fibrillation

  • Transient ischaemic attack

  • Inherited high cholesterol (familial hypercholesterolemia)

  • Heart failure

  • Peripheral arterial disease

  • Stroke

  • Currently being prescribed statins to lower cholesterol

  • Previous checks have found that you have a 20% or higher risk of getting cardiovascular disease over the next 10 years


What to expect?

Your confidential health check will be taken by the pharmacist in private and will take around 20 to 30 minutes. Where we will ask questions around your family history & your overall health.

  • Family history

  • Medication you are currently taking

  • If and how much you smoke

  • If & how much alcohol you drink.

  • Physical activity & overall health.


We will:

  • Measure your weight and height

  • Measure your waist may also be measured using a tape measure.

  • Take a record of your age, gender and ethnicity will be recorded.

  • Your blood pressure will be taken

  • A small sample of blood taken from your finger during the appointment to check your cholesterol level and possibly also your blood sugar level.


Getting your results

Your result will be given immediate after the check is done, you'll be given a risk score, which is an estimate of how likely you are of deleoping any health problems in the future.

Depending on your result, we will give any advice about how to lower your risk with lifestyle changes, this could include:

  • Improve your diet

  • Increase the amount of exercise you do

  • Lose weight

  • Stop smoking

  • We can also advice on our services, such as stop smoking to help you make any changes.



To find out more, get in touch to book your appointment

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