An NHS Health Check is a great way to get advice on keeping yourself healthy and active. As you get older, there is a higher risk of developing a condition such as high blood pressure, heart disease or diabetes. It is important that everyone in Lancashire between the ages of 40 and 74 has a free NHS health check to keep them ticking over.
If you don't want to do it for yourself then do it for the ones you love - children, grandchildren, partners and elderly parents may depend on you and it is important to keep yourself keep fit and healthy for them.
The check should take less than 20 minutes and will look at your:
It is unlikely that there is anything wrong, but if there is a problem you'll be given plenty of help and advice to make the lifestyle changes you need to keep everything running smoothly.
Your doctor's surgery
Most GP practices in Lancashire are now offering health checks so, if you haven't had a health check in the last five years, ask your doctor and find out if you are eligible for a free health check.
In your community
A number of pharmacies around the county offer the NHS health check. For details of your nearest pharmacy, contact Choose Health:
At your workplace or place of worship-
These are delivered by Blue Healthcare. If you want to organise the delivery of health checks at your workplace or place of worship:
If you are struggling with issues affecting you happiness and health and need free, practical support you can also visit Lancashire Wellbeing Service
It is important to us that you find the check useful. Healthwatch Lancashire provide an independent public voice on health and social care in Lancashire. If you have feedback on this service, or from any other NHS or social care service in Lancashire, you can let HealthWatch Lancashire know how you got on and if the service could be improved. They share this information with those who provide and regulate services.
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