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NHS Health Check

Request an NHS Health Check

You can request an NHS Health Check for yourself or someone you know.

Health professionals can also use this form to refer patients.

The referred person must be between 40-74 without pre-existing medical conditions. The Health Check will:

  • check circulatory and vascular health
  • identify the risk of people developing cardiovascular disease over the next ten years 
  • advise on lifestyle changes to help prevent this

This service is available in pharmacies, leisure venues, children's centres and third sector venues. 

Request an NHS Health Check

An NHS Health Check is a health check for your heart, aimed at adults in England aged 40 to 74.

It checks your vascular or circulatory health and works out your risk of developing some of the most disabling - but preventable - illnesses.

An NHS Health Check can help detect potential problems before they do real damage.

Everyone is at risk of developing heart disease, stroke, 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 personalized advice on how to reduce it. The Health Check is free of charge, including any follow-up tests or appointments.

Every year, NHS Health Checks are expected to help:

  • save 650 lives
  • prevent 1,600 heart attacks and strokes
  • prevent 4,000 people from developing diabetes
  • detect at least 20,000 cases of diabetes or kidney disease earlier

Avoid being a statistic; make an appointment for an NHS Health Check.

Alternatively, if you fall within the required age range and you haven't yet had a check, you can also access a free health check at your local  pharmacy, local GP and community organisations.

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