NHS Health Checks are a national scheme to provide health check-ups to adults aged 40-74 years to help prevent type 2 diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, stroke and dementia.
If you are aged between 40 and 74 years and have not already been diagnosed with heart disease, type 2 diabetes, kidney disease or stroke, you will receive an invitation to have an NHS Health Check every 5 years.
Even if you are feeling well, it's worth having your NHS Health Check now. It will help you to take further action to reduce your risk of developing these health problems in the future.
Your risk of developing heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and kidney disease increases with age but there are certain things that will put you at even greater risk, such as:
- Being overweight
- Lack of exercise
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
NHS Health Check professionals can work with you to address these risk factors and improve your chances of living a healthier life.
Getting a Health Check
If you are eligible for an NHS Health Check your general practitioner (GP) will send you an invitation letter. You can then book an appointment at your GP Practice or any of the following Pharmacy Health Check locations offering this service.
Pharmacies that deliver NHS Health Checks in Swindon:
- Ashington Way - 01793 616840
- Avicenna Pharmacy (Lawn) - 01793 496093
- Face Choice Pharmacy - 01793 870226
- Hawthorn Pharmacy - 01793 522430
- Jephsons Pharmacy (St John's) - 01793 812250
- Morrisons Pharmacy (Haydon Wick) - 01793 393067
- Rowlands Pharmacy (Eldene) - 01793 692073
- Rowlands Pharmacy (Sussex Square) - 01793 520262
- Sparcells Pharmacy - 01793 877760
- Taw Hill Pharmacy - 01793 726730
For dates and times and to book an appointment with one of the listed pharmacies, please call them direct.
If you are outside the age range of 40-74 years and are concerned about your health, you should contact your general practitioner (GP).
To find out more about the NHS Health Check visit the NHS Choices website .
If you would like more information on the local NHS Health Check Programme, please call 01793 465512.