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Health checks

Stay healthy for the ones you love

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:

  • Lifestyle
  • Family medical history
  • Cholesterol levels
  • Blood pressure

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.

Visit the NHS website for more information about the NHS Health Check programme and to take the One You 10 minute quiz.

Where you can get a health check

Your doctor's surgery

About 90% of 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.

Other resources for you

If you are struggling with issues affecting you happiness and health and need free, practical support you can also visit Lancashire Wellbeing Service

Let us know how it went

It's 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.

Need some resources?

If you are a health professional and want to know more about the campaign and the resources available please see our public health campaigns section.