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Free NHS Health CheckThe NHS Health Checks are for adults between the ages of 40 and 74.  It will help you take action to reduce the risk of heart disease, strokes, type 2 diabetes, and kidney disease.


cog man iconEach Health Check takes 20-30 minutes, and you'll have your weight, height, and blood pressure measured.  You will also be asked simple questions about your health and lifestyle.  There will also be a simple blood test to check your cholesterol level, and in most cases the results are available at the same appointment.

  • Available to you if you are aged between 40 and 74*
  • Not neccesary if you have heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, or have had a stroke as you will already be seeing your doctor.
  • If you've had an NHS Health Check in the past five years, you don't need another one

*There are local pharmacies across the NHS Dorset area that provide NHS Health Checks.  Some will operate slightly different age limits, for example 60-74 for those who meet the criteria above, or those aged 40-59 who smoke or are overweight and on means tested benefits.

Letters inviting patients are also beginning to be sent gradually, to small groups at a time, from many GP surgeries - if you get an invitation please say YES!

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Alternatively you can call NHS Dorset Public Health Department on 01305 361185 and speak to Sarah Morton.