There are two parts to NHS Health Check. First, you will be asked a few simple questions and have a few straightforward health tests. These will allow an assessment of your risk of developing four diseases: heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and kidney disease.
The check will take around 20-30 minutes carried out by one of our trained staff or pharmacists: You’ll be asked some simple questions about your family history, and any medication you’re taking. Your height, weight, sex, ethnicity and age will be recorded. Your blood pressure will be taken. A simple, finger prick, blood test will check your cholesterol level. Your body mass index (BMI) will be calculated. BMI is a measure of whether you’re a healthy weight for your height.
After this, one of our trained pharmacists will give you your results, and explain what they mean. You’ll be given advice and support on maintaining good health, and on lifestyle changes that will help you to improve your health. If necessary, you’ll be referred to our Health Trainer or to your General Practitioner.
To learn more and find out how to access our NHS Health Check, please contact us.