Are you at risk of developing heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, kidney disease or certain forms of dementia?
The good news is that these conditions can often be prevented, even if you have a family history of them. An NHS Health Check can help you identify potential risks early and give you personalised advice so you can take action to reduce your chances of developing these health problems.
You can have an NHS Health Check if:
- you are aged between 40 and 74
- you have not been diagnosed with heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, kidney disease, or had a stroke
- you have not had an NHS Health Check in the last 5 years
- you are a resident of Somerset County Council region or have a GP in this area
What is the Free NHS Health Check?
The NHS Health Check programme is a national programme to inform you of your risk of cardiovascular disease. It is a 20 minute check where blood pressure, cholesterol, BMI and lifestyle are assessed by a healthcare professional. ToHealth’s bespoke health check software is being used in the checks which clearly explains to you your results, patients can then be referred immediately into appropriate lifestyle services where requested.
Cardiovascular and related conditions
If you would like more information about heart disease, stroke, diabetes, kidney disease and certain types of dementia, go to the NHS Health Check website.