Health checks in Solihull
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27 Moseley Road
What is an NHS Health Check?
The NHS Health Check is your chance to get your free midlife MOT. For adults in England aged 40-74 without a pre-existing condition, it checks your circulatory and vascular health and what your risk of getting a disabling vascular disease is. This guide explains what happens at the check, when and how you get one, and how to lower your risk.
How do I get an NHS Health Check?
If you’re in the 40-74 age group without a pre-existing condition, you can refer yourself for a free NHS Health Check.
We will also be advertising NHS Health Check events throughout Solihull which will start in the next few months.
Why should I get checked?
As we get older, we have a higher risk of developing something dangerous like high blood pressure, heart disease or type 2 diabetes. Your NHS Health Check can spot early signs and help prevent these happening to you, which means you’ll be more likely to enjoy life for longer.
What lifestyle changes can I make?
Once you’ve had your NHS Health Check, your healthcare professional will discuss your results with you. You’ll be given advice and support to help you lower your risk and maintain or improve your vascular health.
What happened at an NHS Health Check?
Your NHS Health Check is both quick and straightforward. It’s also a sophisticated check of your vital systems, and is one of the best things you can do for yourself and the people who depend on you.
How do I prepare for my NHS Health Check?
You won’t need to prepare anything for the NHS Health Check – particularly if you have it while out and about, say, at your local gym or leisure centre, as may be the case depending on where you live.
But if you have a booked appointment for your NHS Health Check, it’s worth checking in advance to ask whether you need to do anything to prepare. Your invitation letter should give you all the information you need.
You may be given extra tests in addition to the ones described below, these maybe done by your health checker or referred back to your GP. If any further tests are required your health checker will discuss these with you.
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