You’ll be invited for a free NHS Health Check every 5 years if you’re between 40 and 74 years of age and do not already have a pre-existing condition.
The NHS Health Check is a free check-up of your overall health. It can tell you whether you’re at higher risk of getting certain health problems, such as heart disease, diabetes, kidney disease and stroke.
During the check-up you’ll also discuss how to reduce your risk of these conditions and dementia.
This takes 30 minutes with a nurse in Marlborough or Pewsey surgeries and involves measuring your blood pressure, cholesterol, testing your urine and discussing lifestyle factors.
In its first 5 years, the NHS Health Check is estimated to have prevented 2,500 heart attacks or strokes. This is the result of people receiving treatment after their Health Check.
Please respond to your invitation when it arrives and call the surgery to make an appointment.