NHS Health Checks

NHS Health Checks

An NHS free Health Check is a brief health intervention for people between 40 and 74 years of age. These Health checks may consolidate a healthy lifestyle or flag up areas that need to be improved e.g. BMi. NHS Health Checks offer a great platform for making changes to lifestyle but occasionally they can discover a hidden aspect which will need to be further investigated by a GP, as early detection often makes all the difference in preventing something more serious happening to our health.

 The Health Check was very good, clear, helpful & not scary. The results were really useful & highlighted small changes that can make a big difference. 

 

A Health Check consists of:

• BMI measured via the ‘Tanita’ body composition scales which also provide information on many health aspects besides BMI all on a print-out, an information sheet will also be provided.
• A Blood pressure check
• A Cholesterol Blood test and results will be provided at the appointment.
• Lifestyle screening which will discuss: Exercise, Diet, Smoking and Alcohol.
• A ‘Qrisk 2’ check (A health & lifestyle medical calculator) which will provide a percentage risk projection for cardiovascular disease, stroke or heart attack over the next 10 years based on the results collated on the day.

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For full details of how you can obtain a free Health Checks for those eligible* within your workplace, please get in touch using the following methods:

Email: healthy.cornwall@cornwall.gov.uk

Telephone: 01209 615600

 

*Eligibility for a Health check:
• You must NOT have been diagnosed with any of the following health conditions: Hypertension (High Blood Pressure), Hypocholesterolaemia (High Cholesterol), CKD,(Chronic Kidney Disease), Diabetes, Atrial Fibrillation, Stroke, Heart Failure, Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD), Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA), Taking Statins.
• You Must: Live in Cornwall, NOT had an NHS health Check in last 5 years, aged from 40 to 74 years.