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Health Checks

If you suffer a chronic condition you need regular monitoring. If you don't, the NHS health check could be beneficial

Chronic disease health check

If you have one of the following conditions then you will be invited for at least an annual health check. If you haven’t, please get in touch. We share the responsibility.

Medication reviews are done on those appointments, and without it, your next prescription could be delayed. 

 

You may need a blood test or a breathing test before the appointment, in which case the invite will say this.

NHS Health Check

The NHS health check is a free health check-up for adults in England aged 40-74.

It aims to spot early signs of stroke, kidney disease, heart disease, type 2 diabetes and dementia, because as we get older our risk of developing one of these conditions increases.

If you would like to book an NHS health check please contact reception to make an appointment.
The health check only takes about 30 minutes.

The nurse / health professional will ask you some simple questions about your lifestyle and family history, measure your height and weight, take your blood pressure and do a blood test.  From this they can give you an idea of your risks.  If you are over 65, you will also be told the signs and symptoms of dementia to look out for.

You will then receive personalised advice to help lower your risk. This could include:

  • How to improve your diet and the amount of physical activity you do
  • How to lose weight or stop smoking

If a particular problem is found, such has high blood pressure, then we will make an appointment for you to see a doctor.

Learning Disabilities: Annual Health Check

Here at Whitehall we offer annual health checks. For full details of the annual health check see NHSannualhealthcheck

 

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