The NHS Health Check is a free national screening programme helping to prevent the onset of stroke, heart disease, type II diabetes, kidney disease and certain types of dementia. It is aimed for people between the ages 40 – 74 years.
Everyone is at risk of developing any one of these conditions and as you get older your chances increase. The good news is that these conditions can often be prevented – even if you have a history of them in your family.
The NHS Health Check will include questions about family history and lifestyle, and assessments of blood pressure, cholesterol, blood glucose and body mass index.
A cardiovascular risk assessment score will be calculated, followed by personalised advice to support your lifestyle to help you stay fit and healthy.