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NHS Health Checks now available.

NHS Health Check

We are now able to offer this exciting new service to all eligible patients.

If you are aged between 40 and 74 and are not already being treated by your GP for any of the conditions listed below then you may be eligible.

  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Angina
  • Familial Hyperlipidaemia
  • Peripheral arterial disease
  • Stroke
  • Transient ischemic attack (TIA)
  • Heart Failure
  • Heart Attack

If you are taking any of the following medications then, again, unfortunately you will not be eligible

  • Anitcoagulants/Blood thinning medication (unless for treatment of Deep Vein Thrombosis)
  • Anti-Hypertensive Drugs
  • Anti-platelets
  • Cholesterol Medication
  • Diabetes Medication

 

The health check normally takes approximately 20 minutes, and you will have your height, weight, blood pressure and cholesterol levels measured. You will also be asked some questions regarding your lifestyle.

From the results of the check we can provide a risk assessment of your chances of developing health problems in the future and also offer advice on how to reduce your risk.

More detailed information can be found at the NHS choices website here

If you would like to make an appointment for a health check please pop in or give your O’Brien’s Group Pharmacy a call.