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 even if you have a family history of them. NHS Health Check can help you by assessing your risk of developing these health problems and giving you personalised adviceon how to reduce it.
The NHS Health Check is FREE to people between the ages of 40 and 74 who have not been already diagnosed with heart disease, stroke, diabetes or kidney disease.
Our trained Pharmacist will undertake the health check which takes around 20-30 minutes and will usually be divided into two parts:
- Questions and health tests that will give a picture of your health.
- A discussion of the results, including personalised advice and lifestyle support. If necessary, treatment to help you maintain or improve your health and lower your risk of these conditions. Some people may be asked to return at a later date for their results.
You’ll be asked a set of standard questions i.e. about your family medical history and lifestyle.
We then offer a series of routine tests that will help identify your risk of developing the above conditions i.e. blood pressure, blood test to measure cholesterol.
All the results are given and discussed on the same day. We give you tailor made advice about how to maintain a healthy lifestyle and lower risk of cardiovascular disease.