Everyone Health has been commission by Southend Borough Council to lead on NHS Health Checks in the local area. Our role will be to support G.P practices to deliver the screening programme to patients as well as increase take up by offering community clinics such as in workplaces.
What is a NHS Health Check?
A 20-30 minute screening check designed to spot early signs of stroke, kidney disease, heart disease, diabetes and dementia. It is for those aged 40-74 and do not have a pre-existing medical condition.
What does the health check involve?
- Height, Weight and BMI
- Waist measurement
- Blood pressure
- Lifestyle questions
At the end of the health check you receive a risk score which indicates the likelihood of you developing a cardiovascular condition in the next 10 years. There will be the opportunity to discuss how making any relevant lifestyle changes could make a difference to the risk score as well as onward referrals into other services if appropriate.
How often should you have a health check?
You should receive a letter from your GP surgery inviting you for a free NHS Health Check every 5 years. However if you do not receive a letter but think you are eligible please ring your G.P surgery to book in.
If you would like to discuss the possibility of having health checks within your workplace please contact us on [email protected]
For more information on the NHS Health Check go to https://www.healthcheck.nhs.uk/