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Even though you may be feeling fit and well, if you are aged 40 – 74 you may be at risk of heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, diabetes or dementia. A free NHS Health Check can help you to reduce these risks and make sure that you stay healthy.
Primary Care Sheffield have been commissioned by Sheffield City Council to deliver NHS Health Checks for Sheffield. All checks are carried out by qualified and trained clinical staff within local GP surgeries.
If you are aged 40 – 74 and live in Sheffield, contact your GP to see if you are eligible for a free NHS Health Check. You can book your NHS Health Check either by contacting your GP or by giving us a call on 0114 2264500 during office hours.
Why do I need an NHS Health Check?
We know that your risk of developing heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, kidney disease and dementia increases with age. There are also certain things that will put you at even greater risk.
These are: being overweight, being physically inactive, not eating healthily, smoking, drinking too much alcohol, high blood pressure, high cholesterol.
Both men and women can develop these conditions, and having one could increase your risk of developing another in the future.
The NHS Health Check has the potential to reduce your chances of developing certain conditions, and many people find it beneficial. However it is your choice whether or not you take up the offer of a free NHS Health Check.
What happens at the check?
This check is to assess your risk of developing heart disease, type 2 diabetes, kidney disease and stroke.
- The check will take about 20 minutes.
- You will be asked some simple questions. For example, about your family history and choices which may put your health at risk.
- We’ll record your height, weight, age, sex and ethnicity.
- We’ll check your blood pressure and cholesterol.
If you are aged 40 – 74 and live in Sheffield, contact your GP to see if you are eligible for a free NHS Health Check. You can book your NHS Health Check either by contacting your GP or by giving us a call on 0114 322 3100 during office hours.
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