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NHS health checks

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If you're 40 to 74 years old and live in Norfolk, or are registered with a Norfolk GP practice, you could be eligible for a free NHS Health Check.

Find out more about NHS healthchecks on the NHS website and see if you are eligible.

Where can I get my NHS Health Check?

There are several easy ways to book your free NHS Health Check at a time and location that's convenient for you.

Book a free NHS Health Check with REED Wellbeing

Book your NHS Health Check at a local community venue by calling REED Wellbeing on 0808 175 0413 or by completing their online form.

Go to REED Wellbeing's online form

Some clinics may also be available for drop-in sessions where an appointment isn't necessary. Find a clinic on this list of community venues.

Enquire with your GP surgery

You'll be invited by your GP surgery for a free NHS Health Check every 5 years if:

  • You're between 40 and 74 years of age
  • Do not already have a pre-existing condition

For further information send an enquiry to your GP surgery.

Enquire at your local pharmacy

Some pharmacies offer NHS Health Checks to any eligible Norfolk resident. Ask at your local pharmacy for availability.

Why have an NHS Health Check?

Having your free NHS Health Check will help you to be better prepared for the future by identifying risks early and taking steps to reduce them.

The NHS Health Check will take about 20-30 minutes, during which:

  • The health professional will ask you some simple questions about your family history and lifestyle
  • They'll record your height, weight, gender, ethnicity and age
  • They'll take your blood pressure
  • They'll carry out a simple blood test to check your cholesterol level 

After the NHS Health Check you might receive:

  • Tailored advice and information and your overall risk of developing cardiovascular disease
  • Signposting to local services, such as weight management and physical activity services, to help you make any lifestyle changes (if needed)
  • Referral to your GP practice for management of cardiovascular risk (as appropriate)

What if I am not eligible for an NHS Health Check?