Free NHS Health Check for Knowsley Residents aged 40-74 years*
Why do I need an NHS Health check?
We know that your risk of developing heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, kidney disease and dementia increases with age. There are also certain things that will put you at even greater risk.
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Being overweight
- Not getting enough exercise
- Drinking too much alcohol
- Not eating healthily
Both men and women can develop these conditions, and having one could increase your risk of developing another in the future.
What happens at the check?
This check is to assess your risk of developing heart disease, type 2 diabetes, kidney disease, and stroke.
- The check will take about 20 to 30 minutes
- We will ask you some simple questions about things like your family history and current lifestyle
We will also:
- Record your height, weight, age, sex, and ethnicity
- Take your blood pressure
- Do a simple non-fasting finger prick test to check your cholesterol
How we can help
As part of the check we will tell you all your results and explain what they mean. We will also discuss how you can reduce your risk and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
If required, we can also put you in touch with a Lifestyle Advisor who can offer you support and advice to help you to make the small changes that can make a difference to your health.
If you have high blood pressure you may need a blood test to check your kidney’s. Some people may also need to have another blood test to check for type 2 diabetes.
*other eligibility criteria applies
Support and advice
Phone your GP surgery to make an appointment or to find your nearest local community venue phone 0800 032 5821
For more information click here to visit the NHS Health Check website