NHS health check

What is a NHS Health Check?

If you’re aged 40-74 with no pre-existing conditions you can have an NHS Health Check. Think of it as a free midlife MOT to check that your important circulatory and vascular systems are healthy.

You’ll be asked some easy questions and have some simple tests done by a health professional. Most people will find that they’re perfectly well but a few people might need to make a few small lifestyle changes to ensure they stay healthy.

Why should I get checked?

As you get older, your risk of having a stroke or developing problems such as kidney disease, type 2 diabetes or heart disease increases. That’s why it’s important you have an NHS Health Check as it can spot early signs of these illnesses. This means you can take action to prevent them and lower your risk so you can enjoy your life for longer. Why don’t you start off by taking the heart age test to see how healthy your heart is?

Who can have a NHS Health Check?

If you're aged 40-74 and you haven't had a stroke, or you don't already have heart disease, diabetes or kidney disease, you should have an NHS Health Check every five years.

How do I get an NHS Health Check?

If you live in one of the Everyone Health Staffordshire areas and are aged between 50–74 you maybe be invited for a check.

If you live outside of these areas or are aged 40 – 50 in the one of the 52 areas and meet the criteria above then you’ll need to contact Everyone Health Staffordshire to book a check.

Telephone: 0333 005 0095

Email: eh.staffs@nhs.net

Additional information

Please also see the Healthy lifestyle page for further information about how to improve your health and wellbeing.

 

 

 

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