NHS Health Checks
NHS Health Checks in Longfield, Dartford and Gravesend
Everyone is at risk of developing heart disease, stroke, diabetes, kidney disease, and some forms of dementia.
The good news is that these conditions can often be prevented – even if you have a history of them in your family. Book yourself in for one of our free NHS Health Checks in Longfield, Dartford and Gravesend, and you will be better prepared for the future and can take steps to maintain or improve your health.
Who can have an NHS Health Check
The NHS health check-up is for adults in England that are aged between 40 to 74. It’s designed to spot early signs of stroke, kidney disease, heart disease, type 2 diabetes or dementia. As we get older, we have a higher risk of developing one of these conditions. An NHS Health Check can help us find ways to lower this risk.
Are you eligible?
This service is for all people aged between 40 and 74 who do not have any of the following conditions:
- chronic kidney disease
- heart disease
- high blood pressure
- atrial fibrillation
- inherited high cholesterol
- heart failure
- peripheral arterial disease
- currently being prescribed statins to lower cholesterol
- previous checks have found that you have a 20% or higher risk of getting cardiovascular disease over the next 10 years
If you do have one of these conditions, we highly recommend that you have regular check ups with your GP.
What happens at the check?
The check will take about 20–30 minutes.
- ask some simple questions. For example, about your family history and choices which may put your health at risk
- record your height, weight, age, sex, and ethnicity.
- take your blood pressure.
- do a simple blood test to check your cholesterol level.
With this information, we can calculate your 10 year risk of having a heart attack or stroke. Our trained staff will then give you the best advice on living a healthier lifestyle.
Free for eligible NHS patients; Funded by NHS
Also available as a private service
Please contact our team to book your appointment today.