NHS health checks

Health checks

We never go too long without taking our car for an MOT – but many of us go for years without a proper check up on our health. So maybe it's time to go and get a NHS Health Check?

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Find out more about NHS health checks using the widget below. If you wish to make suggestions for improvements or additions to the content please contact the NHS.

Why get checked?

Anyone can be at risk of developing heart disease, stroke, diabetes and kidney disease. The good news is that these conditions can often be prevented, even if you have a family history of them. The trick is to learn about the risk early and make some changes.

The NHS Health Check can help you by giving you information on your risk of developing these health problems and giving you expert, personalised advice on how to reduce it. This could mean anything from giving up smoking to becoming more physically active.


The NHS Health Check is available to adults in England between the ages of 40 and 74. Many General Practices are offering health checks, so check with your local practice first.

Alternatively, email our Public Health team who can offer more information on how the NHS Health Check Programme is being expanded in our area.

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