Book an NHS Health Check
The NHS Health Check is a free check-up of your overall health.
As we get older, we have a higher risk of developing certain health conditions. These check-ups help find ways to lower this risk.
How it helps you
An NHS Health Check can tell you if you're at higher risk of getting certain health problems. This includes:
- heart disease
- kidney disease
During the check-up, we’ll discuss how to reduce your risk and help you make a plan to stay healthy.
If you're over 65, we’ll also talk about the signs and symptoms of dementia.
Who is eligible
You are eligible for an NHS Health Check every 5 years if you're between 40 and 74 years of age.
You may get an automatic invitation from the surgery or your local authority.
If you do not get an invite, but think you’re eligible, please contact the practice.
What to expect
An NHS Health Check takes about 30 minutes. A nurse or healthcare assistant will:
- ask some questions about your lifestyle and family history
- measure your height and weight
- take your blood pressure
- do a blood test
We’ll then give you personalised advice to help you stay healthy.
How to book
Request an appointment at the surgery
If you think you are eligible for an NHS Health Check, you can request an appointment at the surgery.
Contact the surgery by phone
If you think you are eligible for an NHS Health Check, you can contact the surgery to ask for an appointment.
Find out more about referrals
For more information, read NHS advice about NHS health checks.