NHS Health Checks in Haringey

NHS Health Checks - helping you prevent diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, stroke and dementia

An NHS Health Check is a 20–30-minute appointment at your GP surgery or in a community setting aimed at:

  • checking your blood pressure
  • collecting information on your height, weight, smoking status, physical activity levels and diet
  • asking some simple questions, for example, about your family history and any medication you are currently taking.

Your results will be discussed, and advice and support will be provided on lifestyle changes that will help you to improve your health. Treatment or medication may be prescribed by your GP to help you maintain your health.

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Who the NHS Health Check is for

The check is for people who are aged 40-74, who do not have pre-existing conditions such as:

  • chronic kidney disease
  • diabetes
  • hypertension
  • transient ischaemic attack
  • high cholesterol
  • stroke

If you are concerned about your health and are outside the above age range, or live in an area where NHS Health Check is not currently being offered, please contact your GP.

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Book your free NHS Health Check

If you are in the 40 to 74 age group and are eligible, you should receive a letter from your GP surgery inviting you for a free check every 5 years. You can also ask your GP to book an NHS Health Check for you.

One YouVisit Health check service - One You Haringey (external link) and complete the referral form. Look out for a call from 020 8885 9095, as they will contact you to book your health check. 

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Reasons to get an NHS Health Check

Professionals will assess your individual risk of getting conditions related to:

  • diabetes
  • heart disease
  • kidney disease
  • stroke and dementia

Also, they will advise on how to make small lifestyle changes that can have a big impact to lower your risk and improve your health.

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What happens after a NHS Health Check?

It will be up to you to make healthy changes!

You may also have follow-up appointments with the GP and/or be referred to free services in Haringey, such as stop smoking, weight management, physical activity, alcohol reduction etc.

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Page last updated:

November 8, 2022