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The 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.
 
Each 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.

 

   

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