Our Practice is pleased to be offering an NHS Health Check to all our registered patients between the ages of 40 and 74 years who do not have an existing diagnosis of diabetes, heart disease or stroke. (These patients will already be receiving care and attention from the practice).
The latest guidance we have is that we no longer need to perform Health Checks on patients under 40 years, although we can do this where there is a particular wish on the part of the patient.
The NHS Health Check is a fairly short but comprehensive assessment with a trained Health Care Assistant and will include Blood Pressure, weight, diet advice, smoking advice and cholesterol measurements amongst other things.
We strongly recommend all our target population attending the surgery for these checks and will be organising a recall via the text messaging system shortly.
Please contact the practice manager for more information, or simply speak to reception and book yourself in, if you are aged between 40 and 74 years.