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.


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What to expect at your NHS Health Check in Walsall:

Helping prevent diabetes – NHS Health Check in Walsall:

Helping prevent a heart attack – NHS Health Check in Walsall:

How healthy is your heart?:

Helping prevent heart disease and reduce cholesterol in Walsall:

 

Read these leaflets for more information about The NHS Health Check:

NHS Health Check Leaflet no trims_2015

Health Check leaflet dementia_2016

For local information please email: nhshealthcheck@walsall.gov.uk

or

Contact your GP Practice to make an individual appointment


Do you Know what Age your heart is?

Click ‘Heart Age Tool’ to check your heart’s age:

More information

NHS Health Check: http://www.healthcheck.nhs.uk/

NHS Choices: http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/nhs-health-check/Pages/NHS-Health-Check.aspx

BHF: https://www.bhf.org.uk/

 

 

Last updated On: 01.03.19