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Get your free NHS Health Check

Over 6,800 Camden residents had a free NHS Health Check last year – have you had yours?

If you are aged between 40 and 74 years (or 30 to 74 if you are South Asian) you are eligible for a free NHS Health Check to assess your risk of developing diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, stroke or dementia.

Heart disease is Camden’s biggest killer, and you are at increased risk if you have high blood pressure, do little physical activity, smoke, or are overweight or obese.

By having a regular health check you stand a better chance of preventing or catching potential conditions before they become serious.

It is estimated that nearly 80% of premature deaths from heart attacks and strokes are preventable if the main lifestyle risks are changed.

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.

Just 20 minutes could save your life.

If you are Camden resident, and registered with a GP, ask at your local surgery, call 0203 633 2609 / 0800 917 0976, or click on the link below to book an appointment at a place near you.

Find out more
Visit: healthycamden.com/healthchecks