NHS Health Checks
Free health checks for Haringey residents - helping you prevent diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease and stroke and dementia.
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NHS Health Check Programme
The NHS Health Check programme aims to help you prevent:
- Heart disease
- Kidney disease
- Stroke and Dementia
The check is for people aged between 40-74 years who are not known to already have one of these conditions, to identify potential risks early.
The check takes about 20-30 minutes. You will be asked some simple questions, for example, about your family history and any medication you are currently taking. Several measurements will be taken such as blood pressure, height, weight and a simple blood test to check your cholesterol. These details will be used to calculate your personal risk.
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 to help you maintain your health.
The NHS Health Check programme is currently being rolled out within some practices in the East of Haringey and in one ward in the West of Haringey (Hornsey).
Look out for your invitation to an NHS Health Check from your GP.
One You Haringey
One You Haringey also provides NHS Health Checks in community settings across the borough. For local adult health advice and support to check yourself call 020 8885 9095 or visit the One You Haringey website (external link).
- To find out more about checking yourself visit the national One You website (external link)
If you are concerned about your health and are outside the above age range, or live in an area where NHS Health Checks are not currently being offered, please contact your GP.