A free NHS Health Check is a simple appointment that could save your life. Taking action now can help prevent the onset of life-affecting conditions including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, kidney disease and stroke.
Anyone who meets the following criteria is entitled to a free NHS health check in Brighton and Hove:
- Is aged between 40-74 years of age
- Is not diagnosed with or being treated for cardiovascular disease (i.e. heart disease, diabetes, stroke, kidney disease, cholesterol, high blood pressure)
- Has not had an NHS Health Check within the last 5 years
- Lives in the Brighton & Hove area
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How to book an NHS Health Check
Health Checks are available in the majority of GP surgeries; you can book a Health Check and find out more information by contacting your GP surgery directly.
What happens during an NHS Health Check?
Appointments last around 30 minutes and are carried out by a qualified nurse who will check your:
- blood pressure
- body mass index
- risk of heart disease
- diabetes risk
and provide you with personalised healthy lifestyle advice to lower your risk.