NHS Health Checks Now Available

Introduction

Summercroft Surgery offers free NHS Health Checks every five years to patients between the ages of 40 and 74 who are not otherwise being seen for a pre-existing medical condition. These checks are conducted by our Health Care Assistant (HCA) in their regular clinics and normally last about 20 minutes.

What is an NHS Health Check?

The NHS Health Check is a nationally defined health check aimed at adults aged 40 to 74. It is designed to assess your risk of developing diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, stroke and dementia.

Crucially, your NHS Health Check can detect potential problems before they do real damage. Everyone is at risk of developing heart disease, stroke, diabetes, kidney disease and some forms of dementia. The good news is that these conditions can often be prevented.

Your NHS Health Check will assess your risk of developing these health problems and give you personalised advice on how to reduce it. The test is free of charge, including any follow-up tests or appointments.

For more information, including what happens at an NHS Health Check and how it can help you, please visit the NHS Health Check Website.

Your invitation to a free NHS Health Check

If you are:

  • A registered patient
  • Aged 40 to 74
  • Not otherwise being seen for a pre-existing condition*

and you have not had an NHS Health Check with us in the last five years, then you are eligible and we would like to invite you to make an appointment for your free NHS Health Check.

Please contact reception to book an appointment with one of our Health Care Assistants for an NHS Health Check.

You should also download and read the NHS Health Check Leaflet.  Paper copies of this leaflet are also available from reception at all our surgeries.

(* Includes coronary heart disease, chronic kidney disease, diabetes, hypertension, atrial fibrillation, transient ischaemic attack, hypercholesterolemia, heart failure, peripheral arterial disease, stroke or if you are currently taking statins.  If you have one of these conditions diagnosed, your GP will already be monitoring your health on a regular basis.)