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Free NHS Health Checks

Introduced in 2009 the NHS Health Check provides a systematic screen of all eligible patients once every 5 years to measure various bio-markers and assess the risk of cardiovacular disease.

Earlier prevention, diagnosis and treatment of conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, impaired glucose regulation/impaired fasting glycaemia, diabetes and chronic kidney disease will contribute to the reduction of life-threatening events such as heart attacks ands strokes.

During your appointment we will assess your

Height

Weight 

BMI

Waist measurement

Blood Pressure

Pulse Rate

Total & HDL Cholesterol

Smoking status

Family history of cardiovascular disease

Dietary intake

Physical activity levels

Alcohol consumption

For people aged 65-74 Dementia Awareness

QRISK2 score calculated and discussed


Who is eligible?

If you are aged between 40 and 74 years old and do not have any of the following conditions you can book an appointment with our practice nurse.  If you have not had a blood test in the last three months you will be required to have one prior to your appointment.

Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) Chronic Kidney Disease (stages 3-5)
Stroke Hypertension
Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA) Receiving Palliative Care
Diabetes  Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD)
Heart Failure Familial Hyperlipidaemia
Atrial Fibrillation (AF) Previous CVD risk score >20%


You will not qualify for the NHS Health Check if you have

  • Received lipid lowering therapy in the last 6 months
  • Had an NHS Health Check within the last 5 years
  • Declined an NHS Health Check in the last 2 years
  • Not responded to three invitations for an NHS Health Check in the last 2 years


So if you fit the criteria book your FREE NHS Health Check today!

NHS Health Checks are also available through many local pharmacies and also through ACE’s mobile unit.  To see when ACE are next in your area please call 01206 288 538.



 
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