New health checks now available
The NHS is offering free health checks to adults aged 40-74 once every five years. The check is to assess your risk of developing heart disease, stroke, kidney disease or diabetes. If there are warning signs, then together we can do something about it. There is good evidence that by taking early action you can improve your health and prevent the onset of these conditions. If you are already diagnosed with a chronic disease then this check-up is not applicable to you.
The check should take about 20-30 minutes and is based on straightforward questions and measurements such as age, sex, family history, height, weight and blood pressure. There will also be a simple blood test to measure your cholesterol level.
If you fit the above criteria and would like to take up this opportunity, please contact the surgery on 01229 402630 to arrange an appointment.
Upon booking an appointment, there are some forms that we ask you print off and read/complete where appropriate. The links to these are below:
General Physical Activity Questionnaire