Have you had your FREE NHS Health Check?

Nearly 80,000 people in Rotherham aged 40-74 are eligible for a FREE NHS Health Check - the five yearly health assessment which can help people take steps to live a healthier lifestyle.

The NHS Health Check offers an opportunity for people aged 40-74 years old to assess their risk of cardiovascular disease and has the potential to prevent 1,600 heart attacks and strokes, 650 premature deaths, and over 4,000 new cases of diabetes. At least 20,000 cases of diabetes or kidney disease could be detected earlier; allowing people to improve their quality of life.

With 7 million people in the UK being affected by cardiovascular disease and costing the NHS £6.8 billion a year - it has never been a better time to take advantage of having a FREE NHS Health Check this New Year.

To see if you are eligible, call 01709 718720 (phone lines are open Monday to Friday 8am-8pm and Saturday 9am-2pm) or visit www.gethealthyrotherham.co.uk to register.