NHS Health Checks

NHS Health Checks happen once every five years if you are between 40 and 74 years old and haven't already been diagnosed with vascular diseases or have certain risk factors such as high blood pressure or high cholesterol treated by medication. These appointments are with the Health Care Assistant or Practice Nurse and you will receive a letter directly from the Health Authority inviting you to have a NHS health check at which point you should contact the surgery and book a 30 minute appointment.