Everybody wants to enjoy an active and healthy life for as long as possible, but as we get older the risk of developing serious disease and illness increases. With early intervention and treatment however, this risk can be reduced.
This is what the NHS Health Checks are designed to identify.
We want ensure that all eligible* residents in Buckinghamshire take up the offer of a Free NHS Health Check.
The Health Check is a very straightforward 20 minute assessment where blood pressure, cholesterol, BMI and lifestyle are assessed by your GP or healthcare professional. Afterwards you’ll get an info/ results pack which includes advice and suggestions on what to do next should you need it.
How do I book one?
You may get a letter in the post from your GP in the next few weeks asking you to attend a Health Check at your surgery.
You can find out more here
*To be eligible for a Health Check, you must:
- Be aged between 40 and 74
- Be a Buckinghamshire resident or have a Bucks GP
- Not been diagnosed with heart disease, diabetes, kidney disease, or had a stroke
- Not had an NHS Health Check in the last 5 years
Don’t forget, if you have an urgent medical problem and you’re not sure what to do, call NHS 111 or go to www.111.nhs.uk (for people aged 5 and over).