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What is an NHS Health Check?
The NHS Health Check is a health check-up for adults in England aged 40 to 74. It's designed to spot early signs of stroke, kidney disease, heart disease, type 2 diabetes or dementia. As we get older, we have a higher risk of developing one of these conditions. An NHS Health Check helps find ways to lower this risk.
Who is it for?
You can get your FREE NHS Health Check if you live in Coventry and:
Are aged between 40 and 74
Have not been diagnosed with diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease or kidney disease by your GP or had a stroke
Are not on statins
Have not had an NHS Health Check in the last five years
Our trained healthy lifestyle advisors provide quick and easy tests to understand how healthy you are now. Like an MOT for your body, you’ll see what’s working well and be given your own personalised plan.
This will give you simple steps to stay healthy or, if needed, to make small lifestyle changes – so you can keep doing the things you love and enjoy for longer.
The check takes about 20-30 minutes and the following will be recorded:
History of family illness and any medication you have been prescribed
Your height, weight, sex, ethnicity and age
Cholesterol level (after a simple blood test)
Information regarding your diet, exercise and alcohol intake
Body mass index (BMI).
You will be given clear advice and support which will help to reduce your risk of suffering a cardiovascular disease in the future. If appropriate, you will be referred to the Healthy Lifestyles Service for further support. If necessary, you may be referred to your GP for follow up tests, which may result in you being offered medications to help reduce cholesterol levels and blood pressure.
How do I get a free NHS Health Check?
Our team is delivering NHS Health Checks in community venues and workplaces in Coventry. You can also book your Health Check via your GP surgery.
For more information about our clinics or if you would like to book an appointment, please contact us below: