You may have received an invitation for an NHS Health Check and this invitation is likely to have been sent from a more central source (whether NHS or local council) rather than our practice itself.
The NHS Health Checks are being provided by GP Surgeries only.
NHS Health Check is designed to spot early signs of stroke, kidney disease, heart disease, type 2 diabetes or dementia.
If you are aged between 40 and 74 and have not already been diagnosed with heart disease, type 2 diabetes, kidney disease or stroke, you will receive an invitation to have an NHS Health Check every 5 years.
It will give you a clearer picture of your health and will help you take action to reduce your risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and kidney disease. Everyone is at some risk of developing heart disease, stroke, diabetes or kidney disease.
The good news is that these conditions can often be prevented, even if you have a history of them in your family.
NHS Health checks are for patients who do not have a pre-existing medical condition(s) that already requires regular check-ups; blood pressure, weight, cholesterol levels etc. They are also not designed to help investigate any current symptoms or concerns you might have. (For current symptoms or concerns, please contact the surgery in the normal way).
Due to overall high demand and high workload levels, we are currently inviting only those patients who are in more at-risk groups.
If you have received a letter from another source suggesting you book an NHS Health Check and are not in one of the higher risk groups, please bear with us and consider contacting our reception team from October 2022 when our normal service will resume.
Thank you for your understanding.