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What happens at my appointment?

The HEALTH CHECK appointment is very informal, and you will be called into a private room, just as if you were at your usual GP or Dentist for an appointment.

FREE

Your HEALTH CHECK is free, there's zero cost to you, and you could be saving your life in the long term.

QUICK

Your Health Check appointment takes about 20-30 minutes, and you will have time to ask questions.

FRIENDLY

Our friendly health professionals – often a nurse or healthcare assistant carry out your HEALTH CHECK.

If you prefer, you can ask to see a man or a woman, but the questions are not embarrassing, and you will not have to take your clothes off during the check. 

THE ASSESSMENT

You will be asked some simple questions about your lifestyle, family health history. Followed by the measurement and recording of;

  1. measurement of height
  2. measurement of your weight
  3. a blood pressure reading
  4. blood test.

RESULTS

Based on your HEALTH CHECK, we will be able to give you an idea of your chances of getting heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and diabetes.

If you are over 65, you will also be told the signs and symptoms of dementia to be aware.

You will then receive personalised advice to lower your risk; this could include talking about;

  1. how to improve your diet and the amount of physical activity you do
  2. taking medicines to lower your blood pressure or cholesterol
  3. how to lose weight or stop smoking.

REFERRAL

If during your HEALTH CHECK there's anything that needs further investigation we can refer you to a GP or other healthcare provider.