NHS Health Checks

What is an NHS Health Check?

An NHS Health Check is a free check-up delivered by health professionals for adults aged 40 to 74 to help lower the risk of developing serious health conditions. They are designed to spot early signs of stroke, kidney disease, heart disease, type 2 diabetes and dementia.

Why should I have an NHS Health Check?

Even if you feel perfectly well, as you get older, your chances of developing the health conditions above increase. Having a NHS Health Check can help you to spot signs of health conditions early and find ways to lower their risk, where we can help you to get specialist support if needed.

What happens at an NHS Health Check?

During this free ‘mini health MOT’, you’ll be asked some lifestyle questions and a health professional will do some simple tests.

During the 20-30 min session, they will check your blood pressure, height, weight, BMI (a measure of whether you are a healthy weight), cholesterol and hbA1C (diabetes).

Who can have an NHS Health Check?

  • If you’re aged 40-74 and live in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
  • If you haven’t had a Health Check in the last 5 years
  • If you don’t have any pre-existing health conditions such as the following:
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes
  • Kidney disease
  • A heart condition including diagnosed high blood pressure
  • High cholesterol

Where can you get your NHS Health Check?

You can get your NHS Health Check at several different locations across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough this January and February. Find your nearest location below:

May

  • Friday 17th May    – St Neots Library – 10.00 to 16.00
  • Monday 20th May – William Collyn Community center 09.30 to 13.00
  • Monday 20th May – Soham Library – 10 to 16.00
  • Tuesday 21st May – Wisbech library – 10.00 to 15.00
  • Thursday 23rd May     – March Library – 14.00 to 18.00
  • Thursday 28th May – Clay farm Community centre – 09.30 to 16.00
  • Thursday 28th May – Sawston Library 15.30 to 18.00

June

  • Wednesday 5th June –   Cambourne Bowls – 09.30 to 15.00
  • Thursday 6th June – St Neots Library – 10.00 to 16.00
  • Thursday 6th June    – Nene Valley Community center – 14.00 to 18.30
  • Friday 7th June – Chatteris Library – 10.15 to 15.00
  • Wednesday 8th May – Huntingdon Library – 10.00 to 16.00
  • Thursday 9th May – Ely library – 09.30 to 15.00
  • Monday 10th June – Arbury Community center – 10.00 to 16.00
  • Monday 10th June – St Ives Library – 10.00 to 16.00
  • Tuesday 11th June – Haddenham Methodist church – 10.00 to 16.00
  • Wednesday 12th June – Huntingdon Library – 10.00 to 15.30
  • Thursday 13th June – Ely Library – 10.00 to 15.00
  • Friday 14th June – Whittlesey library 09.30 to 16.00
  • Monday 17th June – William Collyn Community center 09.30 to 13.00
  • Tuesday 18th June – Wisbech library – 10.00 to 15.00
  • Friday 21st June   – St Neots Library – 10.00 to 16.00
  • Monday 24th June – Soham Library – 10 to 16.00
  • Monday 24th June – Arbury Community center – 10.00 to 16.00
  • Thursday 25th June – Clay farm Community centre – 09.30 to 16.00
  • Thursday 25th June – Sawston Library 15.30 to 18.00
  • Thursday 27th June   – March Library – 14.00 to 18.00

Arrange your NHS Health Check today

To book your NHS Health Check or discuss your eligibility, please call on us on 0333 005 0093 or text healthyu to 60777. There are no charges to call or text.

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