How is the NHS Health Checks different to other health checks?
Unlike paid-for health checks, the NHS Health Check is designed as a specified set of questions and investigations focused strictly on a set of related risk factors, to be followed by a range of risk reduction measures known to be effective for reducing common cardiovascular diseases.
Both aspects of the programme are based on NICE (National Institute for Clinical Excellence) guidance (research evidence).
Reasons for going to an NHS Health Check
My son wants me to stick around, my doctor can help.
I took the car for an MOT, I took myself for a Health Check.
My wife made me go, now I'm controlling my cholesterol.
I thought I was healthy but my doctor gave me a few warning signs.
People explaining their reasons for going to a free NHS Health Check