How can an NHS Health Check help me?
An NHS Health Check helps to measure your risk of developing certain health problems and can help spot any early signs of conditions such as; stroke, heart disease, type 2 diabetes and kidney disease. Our healthcare professionals can offer advice to help you to prevent these conditions developing in the future.
What to expect and how to book an appointment
If you’re between 40 and 74 and live in the UK, you may be eligible for a free health check with the NHS. The free service is a way of checking your wellbeing, as well as assessing you for risks for certain health problems. At LloydsPharmacy, we help take care of you by providing this as an in-store service, which can be booked in selected stores.
What happens in an NHS Health Check?
A healthcare professional, or in store pharmacist, will ask you a series of simple questions about your lifestyle and family history. The check is nothing to worry about and you won’t be asked any embarrassing questions or need to remove clothing.
You can also expect:
- A blood pressure test
- Your weight and height measured
- A finger prick blood test for your blood sugar and cholesterol levels
What does the NHS Health Check look out for?
The free NHS Health Check focusses on your risk of:
- Heart disease
- Kidney disease
- If you are over 65, you will also be told the signs of dementia to look out for
What will my results tell me?
After your NHS Health Check, the LloydsPharmacy healthcare professional will be happy to offer lifestyle advice or suggest you visit your GP, if needed. They might offer ideas on how to:
- Improve your diet
- Increase your levels or frequency of physical activity
- How to stop smoking or lose weight
How can I arrange an NHS Health Check?
How long does this service take?
The health check should take no more than 30 minutes.
We’re following social distancing guidelines in stores which may mean we limit the number of customers within the pharmacy at any one time. Our pharmacy team will be wearing PPE and face masks when providing pharmacy services, and consultation rooms will be cleaned before and after each service appointment. We ask you to also follow government advice and bring a face covering with you to use during the consultation.
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