The NHS Health Check is a free check up for people aged 40 - 74. It can tell you whether you’re at higher risk of getting certain health problems such as;
During an appointment you can expect your blood pressure, cholesterol and BMI to be checked.
I have taken my NHS Health Check
- But what do my results mean?
High Blood Pressure
High blood pressure increases the risk of serious health problems like heart attack, stroke and type 2 diabetes
Find out more about your high blood pressure score
The more you drink, the higher the risk of serious health problems including liver disease
Find out more about your alcohol use score
High cholesterol can increase the risk of stroke and heart attack. Make small changes today and feel the benefits
Find out what your cholesterol result means
Body Mass Index
Your Body Mass Index (BMI) is a measure that uses your height and weight to work out if your weight is healthy
Find out what your BMI score means
Many people have type 2 diabetes without realising it, however it can lead to serious health conditions
Find out more about your risk of developing diabetes
Physical activity can reduce your risk of having over 20 different health conditions including dementia
Find out how to increase your amount of physical activity
I have not taken an NHS Health Check
- So what should I do next?
Take a Self Assessment
Get an NHS Health Check
You are important! You maybe eligible for a free NHS health check if you are aged 40 - 74 and living in the borough of Sutton. Checks are also offered after 6pm and on the weekends. If you would like to find out more call:
Sutton GP services - 0208 651 3784
Speak to your GP
Check out the NHS Health Check website
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