NHS Health Checks

What Is An NHS Health Check?

The NHS Health Check is designed to spot early signs of kidney disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke, heart disease and dementia.

You are eligible if you are:

  • Aged between 40 to 74

​​And do not have any of the following pre-existing conditions:

  • Heart disease
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure (Hypertension)
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Transient ischaemic attack
  • Inherited high cholesterol (Familial hypercholesterolemia)
  • Heart failure
  • Stroke​


  • ​Are currently being prescribed statins to lower cholesterol
  • Previous checks have found that you have a 20% or higher risk of getting cardiovascular disease over the next 10 years.

​​If you are eligible as above, you are entitled to a free NHS Health Check every 5 years. Please contact the surgery to book in. This requires a blood test 1 week before.