NHS Health Checks
What is an NHS Health Check?
Even though you might be feeling fine, Leeds is offering a free NHS Health Check which is for everyone between the ages of 40 and 74, who has not already been diagnosed with Cardiovascular Disease. You will be invited (once every five years) to have a check to assess your risk of heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and diabetes and will be given support and advice to help reduce or manage that risk.
Your NHS Health Check can help you to stay well and is free of charge.
What happens at the NHS Health Check
Your NHS Health Check will take less than half an hour and involves some simple questions about your lifestyle and family medical history and measurements will be taken such as age height, weight, blood pressure. You will also have a blood test to measure your cholesterol level and your results will be given to you. If you're over 65, you will also be informed about the signs and symptoms of dementia.
After we receive your results you’ll be offered personalised advice and support to help stay healthy
As long as you don't have an existing vascular condition we will contact you when your NHS Health Check is due.
Last updated on 19 December 2018.
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