Cambridgeshire Neighbourhood Watch Association

NHW Health Checks

What is an NHS Health Check?

An NHS Health Check is a free check-up delivered by health professionals for adults aged 40 to 74 to help lower the risk of developing serious health conditions. They are designed to spot early signs of stroke, kidney disease, heart disease, type 2 diabetes and dementia.

Why should I have an NHS Health Check?

Even if you feel perfectly well, as you get older, your chances of developing the health conditions above increase. Having a NHS Health Check can help you to spot signs of health conditions early and find ways to lower their risk, where we can help you to get specialist support if needed.

What happens at an NHS Health Check?

During this free ‘mini health MOT’, you’ll be asked some lifestyle questions and a health professional will do some simple tests.

During the 20-30 min session, they will check your blood pressure, height, weight, BMI (a measure of whether you are a healthy weight), cholesterol and hbA1C (diabetes).

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