NHS health checks

What happens at a NHS Health Check

A face-to-face consultation will take place. There will be some questions and simple tests carried out to determine the risk of developing health issues in the future.

The questions include

  • age
  • gender
  • ethnicity
  • details of past illnesses and those of close family members
  • medications currently being prescribed
  • lifestyle habits such as -
    • smoking
    • diet
    • physical activity
    • alcohol intake

The tests include

  • blood pressure
  • body mass index (BMI)
  • blood test for cholesterol
  • blood test for diabetes and or kidney diseases in those at risk