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:
- 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 to get a health check
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.
From October to December 2022 you can get a free health check at some of our libraries. Visit the events page for dates and locations. Dates will be added regularly.
Choose Health have been commissioned to deliver the health checks in libraries.
Choose Health – Community outreach, work places and places of worship
Choose Health have been commissioned by Lancashire County Council to deliver NHS Heath Checks to the population of Lancashire.
Choose Health have a unique approach to engaging with Lancashire's communities and look forward to welcoming you for your Free NHS Health Check through the Community Outreach offer, in workplaces and places of worship.
If you live or work in Lancashire, are aged between 40 – 74 years, haven't had an NHS Health Check in the last 5 years and have no current diagnoses of, or be taking medication for any of the following:
- Heart disease.
- High blood pressure.
- Atrial fibrillation.
- High cholesterol.
- Strokes or mini-strokes
- Kidney disease.
Please contact Anna or James and they will be happy to chat to you about the programme.
James Knowles - Head of Operations
Anna Bailey- Head of Health Improvement
Let us know how it went
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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