NHS Health Check

NHS Health Check

The NHS Health Check is a health check-up for adults in England aged 40-74. It's designed to spot early signs of stroke, kidney disease, heart disease, type 2 diabetes or dementia. As we get older, we have a higher risk of developing one of these conditions. An NHS Health Check helps find ways to lower this risk.

In Buckinghamshire you can receive an NHS Health Check at your GP surgery. If you're in the 40-74 age group without a pre-existing condition, you can expect to receive a letter from your GP inviting you for a free NHS Health Check every five years.

If you are not registered with a GP then you can book through Live Well Stay Well by registering below.

By registering you will be able to:

  • Book a community NHS Health Check  - If you're in the 40-74 age group without a pre-existing condition
  • Assess your current lifestyle habits
  • Find helpful online digital tools
  • Be able to set yourself small steps to change

If you would like to find out more about Health Checks, Live Well Stay Well can support you.   By registering your details on our secure online form, you will have access to range of services to choose from as well as our self-assessment tools, digital goal setting and lots of other online resources too.  Why not register your details and find out what services and support is available?  

Find out more or  Register today

 

On this page you will find useful online resources, information and advice on the NHS Health Check Service. 

Eligibility criteria will apply to some services

If you want to find out what your heart age is, visit:

https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/be-healthier/check-your-health/heart-age-test
 
 

Did you know?

NHS Health Checks can tell you whether you're at higher risk of getting certain health problems

 

 

NHS Health Checks are available in community locations

Our Live Well Stay Well Health Check Practitioners will be at the locations below, at the following times and dates.  If you are a Buckinghamshire resident aged between 40 and 74, pop in and see us for your free* Health Check!

DATE TIME LOCATION ADDRESS
14th September 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Parkwood Healthcare Leywood House, 47 Woodside Road, Amersham, HP6 6AA
19th September 2018 08:30 - 16:30 Downley Community Centre School Cl, Downley, High Wycombe HP13 5TR
24th September 2018 09:00 - 16:00 Aquavale Park St, Aylesbury HP20 1DX
4th October 2018 09:00 - 16:00 Iver Heath Library St Margaret's Cl, Iver Heath SL0 0DA

*eligibility criteria applies

If you would like to check your eligibility for a free NHS Health Check and book a specific appointment time, you can get in touch here.  Additional locations throughout Buckinghamshire can be booked at a time to suit you.

 

Our top tips

  • Helping you prevent Type 2 Diabetes, Heart Disease, Kidney Disease, Stroke and Dementia
  • Get to know your numbers! For instance, your blood pressure and cholesterol
  • Silent problems which may not have any symptoms can be uncovered
  • You can have a 1:1 health chat as part of your Health Check
  • Spot early signs to help prevent these happening to you

 

Next Steps

Ready for a healthier you? To access our FREE support programmes, online goal setting tool and even more online resources:

Register Today