Health checks

What happens in an NHS Health Check?

A qualified health professional will conduct your NHS Health Check, which will take around 20 to 30 minutes.

The check involves taking basic information such as:

  • ethnicity and family history
  • measurements including your body mass index and blood pressure,
  • and then performing a blood test to assess your cholesterol level.

Based on the results of your NHS Health Check you will be given tailored healthy living advice and you may be referred for further checks and support.