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NHS Health Check

What is a NHS Health Check?

The NHS Health Check is your chance to get your free midlife MOT. It checks your circulatory and vascular health and what your risk of getting a disabling vascular disease is.

It is for adults:

  • in England
  • aged 40-74
  • without a pre-existing condition

How do I get an NHS Health Check?

If you are 40-74 years old, with no pre-existing conditions, you can expect to receive a letter from your GP for a free NHS Health Check every five years.

Don't worry if you haven't got your invitation yet, as you will be invited for one over the next few years.


Why should I get checked?

As we get older, we have a higher risk of developing something dangerous like:

  • high blood pressure
  • heart disease
  • type 2 diabetes

Your NHS Health Check can spot early signs and help prevent these happening to you. This means you'll be more likely to enjoy life for longer.


What happens after I have the NHS Health Check?

Once you have had your NHS Health Check, your GP will discuss your results with you.

You'll be given advice and support to help you lower your risk and maintain or improve your vascular health.

For more information visit your GP or the NHS Health Check webpage:

NHS Health Checks webpage​​
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