NHS Health Check

What is an NHS Health Check?

The NHS Health Check is a free check-up of your overall health. It can tell you whether you’re at higher risk of getting certain health problems, such as:

Who is the NHS Health Check for?

The check is for patients who are aged 40 to 74 who do not have any of the following pre-existing conditions:

  • heart disease
  • chronic kidney disease
  • diabetes
  • high blood pressure (hypertension)
  • atrial fibrillation
  • transient ischaemic attack
  • inherited high cholesterol (familial hypercholesterolemia)
  • heart failure
  • peripheral arterial disease
  • stroke
  • currently being prescribed statins to lower cholesterol
  • previous checks have found that you have a 20% or higher risk of getting cardiovascular disease over the next 10 years

How do I get an NHS Health Check?

If you’re aged 40 to 74 and do not have a pre-existing health condition, you should receive an invitation from us every 5 years.

If you think you are eligible but have not been invited, contact us on 0151 652 6077 (Miriam) or 0151 639 2635 (Earlston & Seabank).

Page last reviewed: 26 February 2024