Health Checks

A free NHS Health Check can help you reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, diabetes or dementia


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Even if you feel perfectly well, as you get older your risk of developing certain conditions such as a stroke, kidney disease, type 2 diabetes or heart disease increases. That’s why the NHS Health Check is offered to people aged 40-74.

Who can have an NHS Health Check?

  • If you’re aged 40 to 74
  • You should have a health check every 5 years if you have not had a stroke, or you do not have heart disease, diabetes or kidney disease.
  • If you live in Staffordshire

Why have an NHS Health Check?

The NHS Health Check is a free check-up of your overall health. Most people will be fine, but if you are at risk, we’ll support you to make the simple changes needed. That way, if you’re at risk of getting certain health problems such as heart disease, diabetes, kidney disease or a stroke it can be nipped in the bud before it becomes serious. 

 

What's involved in an NHS Health Check

During this free ‘midlife MOT’ you’ll be asked some easy questions and a health professional will do some simple tests.

During the 20-30 min session, they will check your Blood pressure, Height, Weight, BMI (a measure of whether you are a healthy weight), Cholesterol and HbA1C (diabetes).

 

Where can you have an NHS Health Check 

We deliver Health Checks at many local community venues across Staffordshire, which you can choose on booking your FREE Health Check with us.

As well as these, we are also running a Health Check Roadshow throughout all of January across Staffordshire; for more information on this you can read our Roadshow article to find out more, or drop into one of the below times and locations:

2nd Jan - 10th Jan, Market Square Stafford Town Centre
  • 9am - 6pm, Monday to Friday
  • 10am - 4pm, Sunday
  • We will have one of our Health Check buses parked up for drop-ins all day
14th Jan - 17th Jan, Burton Tesco Car Park
  • 10am - 4pm, Monday to Sunday
  • We will have two Welfare vans parked up for drop-ins all day
20th Jan - 25th Jan, Lichfield Tesco Car Park
  • 10am - 4pm, Monday to Sunday
  • We will have two Welfare vans parked up for drop-ins all day

Arrange your NHS Health Check today


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If you need support making your booking please contact Everyone Health Staffordshire on 0333 005 0095 or eh.staffs@nhs.net to book an appointment

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