Health Checks and Screening

NHS Health Check

The NHS Health Check is a health check-up for adults in England aged 40 to 74. It's designed to spot early signs of stroke, kidney disease, heart disease, type 2 diabetes or dementia. As we get older, we have a higher risk of developing one of these conditions. An NHS Health Check helps find ways to lower this risk.

If you're in the 40 to 74 age group without a pre-existing condition, you should receive an invite from the Practice for a free NHS Health Check every 5 years. You can also call the Practice to book a Health Check, though these are currently paused due to COVID.

The NHS website has more information about what to expect at an NHS health check and why we offer them .

Screening

Screening is a way of identifying apparently healthy people who may have an increased risk of a particular condition. The NHS offers a range of screening tests to different sections of the population. You will be invited automatically by the NHS centrally for screening when a screening test is due.

The practice carries out cervical screening on site at the practice.

More information about the national screening programme can be found on the NHS screening website. If you have further questions that are not answered on this website, then please book an appointment to discuss this further with one of our doctors.