A free health check for those aged between 40 and 74 years old designed to spot the early signs of health problems.
The NHS Health Check is a free health check-up for people aged 40-74 years old.
It is designed to spot the early signs of health problems such as stroke, kidney disease, type 2 diabetes, heart disease and dementia and provide you with the advice and support you need to stay healthy for longer.
Many of these diseases do not display many symptoms, which is why an NHS Health Check is so important.
Visit your local branch of Whitworth pharmacy to find out more about the free NHS Health Check.
You will first be taken to a private consultation room within the pharmacy.
Then the pharmacist will ask you general questions about your health and the health of close family members. This is to help identify whether you could have inherited any health problems.
Once we have done this, we will carry out a series of health checks. We will take your blood pressure, measure your height and weight and take a small blood sample from your finger (via a pinprick test).
The pharmacist will discuss the results of your tests with you as well as provide you with personalised information on how you can improve your health with simple lifestyle changes. You will also be given a copy of your test results to take home with you.
Your test result will help show whether you are at an increased risk of developing certain health conditions. If this is the case, we may invite you back for a follow-up health check or refer you to your GP or other health professional.
The NHS Health Check is for people who are aged between 40-74 years old who have not had a stroke and do not have a pre-existing health condition.
You may have received a letter from your GP surgery or local authority inviting you for your five yearly health check. If this is the case, then get in touch to arrange your free health-check appointment.
1. Where can I get my health check?
You can get your NHS Health Check at participating branch of Whitworths. Simply pop into your local branch or give us a ring to arrange the best time for you.
2. Do I need to book an appointment?
To ensure you get your NHS Health Check, we recommend that you book an appointment.
3. How long will the service take?
The NHS Health Check usually takes around 30 minutes, although we do allow extra time in case you have any questions.