NHS health checks are being offered to people between 40 and 74 once every five years. The check is to assess your risk of developing heart disease, stroke, kidney disease or diabetes.
The health check should take about 20-30 minutes and is based upon straight forward questions and measurements such as age, sex, family history, height, weight and blood pressure. There will be a simple finger prick blood test to measure your cholesterol level.
Following the check you will receive free personalised advice about what you can do to stay healthy.
If you have received a letter regarding a health check, all you need to do is phone the surgery on 01225 613100 and book an appointment for a NHS Health Check. Alternatively you can have your health check at any of the following pharmacies.