A free MOT for your health

by | Apr 3, 2017 | Health, News

Everybody wants to have an active and healthy life for as long as possible, but as we get older the risk of developing serious disease and illness increases. With early intervention and treatment however this risk can be reduced.

This is what the NHS Health Checks are designed to identify. All eligible residents in Buckinghamshire aged 40-74 have a Free NHS Health Check every five years. The Health Check is a very straightforward 20 minute assessment where blood pressure, cholesterol, BMI and lifestyle are assessed by your GP or healthcare professional. Afterwards you’ll get an info/ results pack which includes advice and suggestions on what to do next should you need it.

How do I book one?
You may get a letter in the post from your GP in the next few weeks asking you to attend a Health Check at your surgery, but you can also contact your GP directly or visit the NHS website to book one locally

To be eligible for a Health Check, you must:

  • Be aged between 40 and 74
  • Be a Buckinghamshire resident
  • Not been diagnosed with heart disease, diabetes, kidney disease, or had a stroke
  • Not had an NHS Health Check in the last 5 years