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NHS Health Checks

Don't miss out on your FREE Health Check

 

NHS Health Checks

Age 40 to 74?

Find out about your FREE NHS Health Check.

Even though you might be feeling great, if you’re over 40, you may have a higher risk of heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, diabetes and demetia. A free NHS Health Check can help you reduce these risk make sure that you stay healthy.

NHS Health Checks are being offered to people aged between 40 and 74.

The check is to assess your risk of developing diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, stroke and dementia. If there are any warning signs, then we can help you to do something about it.

The check should take about 30-40 minutes and we will take details of your height, weight, age and blood pressure. The check also includes a blood test to check your blood sugar and cholesterol levels.

Following the health check, you will receive free personalised advice about what you can do to stay healthy.

Your GP or health trainer will also be able to tell you more about our lifestyle services such as Fresh Start, our Stop Smoking Service or our exercise programmes.

How to get your health check

If you’ve had an invitation letter from your GP, simply call your surgery to book an appointment.

If you haven’t had an invitation yet, ask your GP if you are eligible and when you can book your appointment.

The Halton Health Improvement Team can also offer the NHS Health Check at community venues and workplaces in Widnes and Runcorn. Call us to find out if there are appointments available in your area or workplace.

Call 0300 029 0029.

Can I have a health check?

You are eligible for a free NHS Health Check if:

  • You are between 40 – 74 years old.
  • You live or work in Runcorn or Widnes.
  • You have not had an NHS Health Check since April 2013.
  • You have not been diagnosed with or not taking medication for:
    • Heart Disease or Heart Failure.
    • Stroke or TIA (Mini Stroke)
    • High Blood Pressure
    • Atrial Fibrillation
    • High Cholesterol
    • Kidney Disease
    • Heart Attack
    • Arterial Disease
    • Diabetes

Are you a Halton employer?

For many staff who may work long hours, shifts or unsocial hours, getting to a GP appointment for a health check can be a problem. Which means lots of people in Halton could be living with undiagnosed high blood pressure, borderline diabetes or other health issues.

The Health Improvement Team can come to your premises and offer eligible staff the full NHS Health Check during the working day. It takes around 30 minutes and employees will receive their results and be offered lifestyle advice and information.

If you’d like to discuss holding a Health Check event for your staff, contact us on 0300 029 0029.

Click to take a look at some of the services we offer local employers.