NHS Health Checks
Why get checked?
The NHS Health Check programme aims to help prevent heart disease, stroke, diabetes, kidney disease and certain types of dementia. Everyone between the ages of 40 and 74, who has not already been diagnosed with one of these conditions or have certain risk factors, will be invited (once every five years) to have a check to assess their risk of heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and diabetes and will be given support and advice to help them reduce or manage that risk.
Bracknell Forest is a great place to get a health check, contact your GP to book your check.
Figure 1 shows that in Bracknell Forest the cumulative percentage of people receiving an NHS health check is significantly higher than both the national average and the average for Thames Valley. This is the highest percentage across Berkshire.
Fig 1. People receiving an NHS Health check Q1 2013/14 to Q2 2015/16
Where can I get an NHS Health Check?
The following General Pratice are currently offering NHS Health Checks.
- Binfield Surgery
- Forest End/Balfron
- Boundary House
- Great Hollands
- Green Meadows
- Heath Hill