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Book your free NHS Health Check

Over 6,500 Camden residents had a free NHS Health Check last year have you had yours?

If you are aged between 40 and 74 years you are eligible for a free NHS Health Check to assess your risk of developing diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, stroke or dementia.

By having a regular health check you stand a better chance of preventing or catching health conditions before they become serious. You can book an NHS Health Check every five years.

The check takes about 20 to 30 minutes and includes measuring height, weight, blood pressure and checking your cholesterol with a simple blood test.

You’ll be given an overall score of your risk of developing heart disease or suffering a stroke. You will also be given a clear explanation of steps you can take to better your health and offered professional support to make the changes you want to make.

“I liked coming away from the NHS Health Check with facts about my health,” says Peter, a 50-year-old from London. “I roughly knew my BMI, but I had no idea about my blood pressure or cholesterol. My cholesterol was high, but I changed my diet and now it’s normal again.”

Book your NHS Health Check now

If you live in Camden, and are registered with a Camden GP, ask at your local surgery, call 0203 308 2955 or book your health check at a pharmacy online.

Find out what to expect from your NHS health check