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NHS HEALTH CHECKS

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.

Am I eligible for an NHS Health Check?

The check is for people who are aged 40 to 74 who do not have any of the following pre-existing conditions:

  • heart disease
  • chronic kidney disease
  • diabetes
  • high blood pressure
  • atrial fibrillation
  • transient ischaemic attack
  • inherited high cholesterol
  • heart failure
  • peripheral arterial disease
  • stroke

If you're in the 40 to 74 age group without a pre-existing condition, we will write to you, inviting you for a free NHS Health Check, every 5 years.

You don't need to wait until your health check to start making healthy changes. You can try this online Heart Age test, or take the How Are You quiz, and start now with these health apps and trackers.