The NHS is offering everyone between the ages of 40 and 74 a free NHS Health Check once every five years. The check could help you reduce your risk of developing heart disease, stroke, diabetes, kidney disease and certain types of dementia. These conditions can often be prevented, even if you have a family history of them. The Health Check only takes about 30 minutes and involves a few questions and measurements, including a simple blood test to check your cholesterol, kidney function and blood sugar. You will receive personalised advice to help you stay healthy after the check.
The NHS Health Check Questionnaire can be downloaded here: NHS Health Check Questionnaire