Parkbury House surgery is offering NHS Health Checks. If you are eligible please contact reception to make an appointment with our Healthcare Assistant.
Everyone is at risk of developing heart disease, stroke, diabetes or kidney disease. 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.
NHS Health checks are for adults in England aged 40-74 without a pre-existing condition, it checks your circulatory and vascular health and what your risk of getting a disabling vascular disease is.
Think of your NHS Health Check as being your “midlife MOT”. It checks that some of your body’s most important systems are all running smoothly. Among other things, your blood pressure, cholesterol, and BMI will all be checked and your results given to you. Crucially, your NHS Health Check can detect potential problems before they do real damage. Everyone is at risk of developing heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, kidney disease and some forms of dementia. The good news is that these conditions can often be prevented.
Your NHS Health Check will assess your risk of developing these health problems and give you personalised advice on how to reduce it. It’s free of charge, including any follow-up tests or appointments.
By taking early action, you can improve your health and prevent the onset of these conditions. There is good evidence for this. This check should take about 20 minutes and is based on straightforward questions and measurements such as age, sex, family history, height, weight and blood pressure.
- NHS Choices – What is an NHS Health Check?
- NHS Choices – How do I get an NHS Health Check?
- NHS Choices – What happens at an NHS Health Check?
- Download NHS Health Check leaflet