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NHS Health Checks

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NHS Health Checks

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 together we can do something about it.

The check should take about 20-30 minutes and is based on straightforward questions and measurements such as age, gender, family history, height, weight and blood pressure. There will also be a simple blood test to measure your cholesterol level.

Following the 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 yet had your invitation, ask your GP if you are eligible and when you can book your appointment.

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.