Book an NHS Health Check

The NHS Health Check is a free check-up of your overall health.

As we get older, we have a higher risk of developing certain health conditions. These check-ups help find ways to lower this risk.

How it helps you

An NHS Health Check can tell you if you're at higher risk of getting certain health problems. This includes:

  • heart disease
  • diabetes
  • kidney disease
  • strokes

During the check-up, we’ll discuss how to reduce your risk and help you make a plan to stay healthy.

If you're over 65, we’ll also talk about the signs and symptoms of dementia.

Who is eligible

You are eligible for an NHS Health Check every 5 years if you're between 40 and 74 years of age.

You may get an automatic invitation from the surgery or your local authority.

If you do not get an invite, but think you’re eligible, please contact the practice.

What to expect

An NHS Health Check takes about 30 minutes. A nurse or healthcare assistant will:

  • ask some questions about your lifestyle and family history
  • measure your height and weight
  • take your blood pressure
  • do a blood test

We’ll then give you personalised advice to help you stay healthy.

How to book

Request an appointment at the surgery

If you think you are eligible for an NHS Health Check, you can request an appointment at the surgery.

Contact the surgery by phone

If you think you are eligible for an NHS Health Check, you can contact the surgery to ask for an appointment.

See surgery contact details

Find out more about referrals

For more information, read NHS advice about NHS health checks.