What is an NHS Health Check?
The NHS Health Check is a health check-up for adults in England aged 40 to 74. It’s designed to spot early signs of:
During the check-up you will have the opportunity to discuss how to reduce your risk of these conditions.
The check is for people who are aged 40 to 74 who do not have any of the following pre-existing conditions:
- heart disease
- chronic kidney disease
- high blood pressure (hypertension)
- atrial fibrillation
- transient ischaemic attack
- inherited high cholesterol (familial hypercholesterolemia)
- heart failure
- peripheral arterial disease
- currently being prescribed statins to lower cholesterol
- previous checks have found that you have a 20% or higher risk of getting cardiovascular disease over the next 10 years
If this applies to you, you can expect to receive a letter from a GP surgery or local authority inviting you for an NHS Health Check every 5 years.
You may also receive reminders about your NHS Health Check appointment by phone, email or text.