Health Checks

Your NHS Health Check

Are you between 40 and 74? You could be entitled to a free NHS Health Check. Our health check appointments assess your risk of developing cardiovascular disease.

Why do I need a Health Check?

Free NHS Health Check bannerEven if you feel fine, there may be things happening beneath the surface you can't see. It's a simple appointment that could save your life.

Taking action now can help prevent the onset of conditions including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, kidney disease and stroke.

Who’s it for?

Health checks postcard manAnyone who meets the following criteria is entitled to a free NHS health check. Those who:

  • are between 40-74 years of age
  • aren't diagnosed with or being treated for cardiovascular disease (i.e. heart disease, diabetes, stroke, kidney disease, cholesterol, blood pressure)
  • have not had an NHS Health Check within the last 5 years
  • are living in the Brighton & Hove area.

Book your health check in Brighton & Hove

Health Checks are available at GP surgeries. You can book a Health Check and find out more information by contacting your GP surgery directly.

For further information on NHS Health Checks please visit

What happens during a health check?

Appointments last around 30 minutes and are carried out by a qualified nurse who will check your:

  • blood pressure
  • body mass index
  • risk of heart disease
  • diabetes risk
  • cholesterol.

Your surgery will provide you with personalised healthy lifestyle advice to lower your risk.

Taking action now can help prevent the onset of conditions including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, kidney disease and stroke.

After a health check you could be referred to one of the following local services to help reduce your risk and stay healthy. You can also contact them directly.

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