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Why should I have an NHS Health Check?

An NHS Health Check only takes about 20-30 minutes and could add years of good health to your life!

The health professional will go through some simple questions, and take some health measurements like your height and weight, take your blood pressure and do a finger prick test to check your blood.
From this, they will be able to give you advice and go through ways to help reduce your risk of certain diseases and health issues.

The NHS Health Check gives you an opportunity to sit down with a health care professional and talk about your health.

When was the last time you saw a doctor?

The NHS Health Check is like a health MOT, where every 5 years you can have chance to speak to a health care professional and get peace of mind on your health.

The NHS Health Check is offered free of charge to eligible people because it’s so important. By picking up any hidden health problems and tackling them early, you will live longer and in better health.

It’s completely free! Contact Healthy Sandwell to get yours today.

For some people, you may be referred to your GP, who may offer you blood pressure-lowering or cholesterol-lowering medicines. There’s no need to worry about this, as only a few people will be offered these medicines, and they are there to help prevent serious conditions like stroke and heart disease.


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