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Free Health Checks

NHS Health Checks are offered to patients aged between 40 and 74 who have not been diagnosed with heart disease, stroke, kidney disease or diabetes and patients will be invited once every five years. The check is to assess your risk of developing the previously mentioned conditions.  If there are any warning signs, then together we can do something about it. By taking early action, you can improve your health and prevent the onset of these conditions; there is good evidence for this. The check should take about 20 - 30 minutes and you will be seen by a health care assistant. The health check is based on straightforward questions and measurements such as age, sex, family history, height, weight and blood pressure.  There will also be a simple blood test to measure your cholesterol level. If you are outside of the age range and concerned about your health, you can contact the surgery to make an appointment with a GP or the Practice Nurse.