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ELM Group – Well person health checks

The NHS health check is for adults in England between the ages of 40 and 74. It will give you and your GP a clearer picture of your health, and help you take action to reduce your risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and kidney disease. You will be invited by letter to attend a health check at the practice.

The NHS health check involves a few straightforward health tests and some simple questions about your medical history. This will take around 20-30 minutes and will be divided into two parts.

The first part includes questions and health tests that will give a picture of your health. You can learn more in NHS Health Check: the tests. This also includes personalised advice and lifestyle support. If necessary, treatment to help you maintain or improve your health and lower your risk of these four diseases.

The second part of an NHS health check is a discussion of your results with a trained healthcare professional. This may happen at the same appointment as your tests, or you may be asked to return at a later date. During this discussion, you will learn more about what your results mean. You will talk about how your results are related to your risk of developing the four diseases. You can find out more about this in Understanding your results: risk.

You’ll be given personalised advice and lifestyle support to help you lower your risk and maintain or improve your vascular health. The best action for you will depend on your results. You may receive advice on how to get more physical activity into your daily routine, or how to eat a healthier diet.

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