NHS Health Check

What exactly is a NHS Health Check?

The NHS Health Check is a free assessment of your overall health for people aged between 40 and 74. Its purpose is to spot the early signs of a variety of long term health conditions such as stroke, kidney disease, dementia and type 2 diabetes. 

Am I eligible for a NHS Health Check?

If you’re aged between 40 and 74 and you haven’t had a stroke or been diagnosed with heart disease, diabetes or kidney disease, then you should have an NHS Health Check every 5 years. RMBC has commissioned Get Healthy Rotherham to manage the NHS Health Check invitation process, as well as the delivery of the checks themselves. For more information on how and why we have invited you to attend a Health Check, please click here.

If you register with Get Healthy Rotherham, you can see if you are eligible to have a NHS Health Check and arrange an appointment.

If you don't live in Rotherham but are still interested in finding out if you are eligible for a NHS Health Check, you can see where the services are provided in the surround areas here: Doncaster, Barnsley, Sheffield, North East Derbyshire and Bolsover, and Bassetlaw

What takes place at a NHS Health Check?

It will take about 20-30 minutes. During the check your Get Healthy Coach will:

  • Ask you simple questions about the medication you take and your family history
  • Measure your height and weight and record your age, sex and ethnicity
  • Take your blood pressure
  • Do a simple fingerprick blood test
  • Calculate your risk of developing cardiovascular disease
  • Provide some personalised lifestyle advice which may include registering with Get Healthy Rotherham if you have not already done so

I’ve already had a NHS Health Check, but I would like to know more about making lifestyle changes

To speak to a Get Healthy Coach for advice and to find out what support is available, click here.

Our top tips

  • Helping you prevent Type 2 Diabetes, Heart Disease, Kidney Disease, Stroke and Dementia
  • Get to know your numbers! For instance, your blood pressure and cholesterol
  • Silent problems which may not have any symptoms can be uncovered
  • You can have a 1:1 health chat as part of your Health Check
  • Spot early signs to help prevent these happening to you

 

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