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NHS Health Checks
Posted on 10 Feb 2020
Burton Latimer Medical Centre will now be increasing the number of appointments available to our patients to book an NHS Health Check.
Appointments are available Monday and Wednesday mornings and the first Saturday morning of the month.
A certain number of patients will be shortly receiving a letter or text asking them to come in for a NHS Health Check. If you have not been invited and would like to check to see if you are eligible to receive a free NHS Health Check please call the surgery on 01536 723566.
What is an NHS Health Check?
The NHS Health Check is a check up for adults in England aged between 40 and 74 years old. It's designed to spot the following:
- Early signs of stroke
- Kidney Disease
- Heart Disease
- Type 2 Diabetes
As we get older, we have higher risks of developing one of these conditions. An NHS Health Check finds ways to lower the risks.
How do I get an NHS Health Check?
We aim to invite every adult that fits the criteria over the next five years. The invites from us we will be sent via text or letter. If you would like an NHS Health Check but haven't been invited then don't worry, you can still ring in and book an appointment on 01536 723566.