Are you between 40 and 74 years old? Have you had your NHS Health Check?
Everyone has a chance of developing heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, type 2 diabetes and certain types of dementia.
The NHS Health Check has been specifically designed to identify health risks, like the aforementioned, earlier. This is why it is so important to have your health check.
After your health check, you will be given advice on the best action to take to lower any risks and create a healthier lifestyle. This could include anything from diet to exercise or even certain medicines to control blood pressure.
Every year, the NHS Health Check is expected to help:
Save 650 lives

Prevent 1,600 heart attacks and strokes

Prevent 4,000 people from developing diabetes

Detect at least 20,000 cases of diabetes or kidney disease earlier

What will the health check cover?
It’s a 20-30 minute session where you will be given straightforward health tests such as measurements of weight, height and blood pressure. You will also be asked questions about your family’s medical history and your own medical history and lifestyle.
There are lots of locations that you can go to for your health check once you have registered including the One Colchester Community Hub.