NHS Health Check
What is an NHS Health Check
An NHS Health Check is a free check up on your overall health. The Health Check can tell you whether you are at risk of getting certain health problems such as;
- Heart disease
- Kidney disease
If you are over 65 you will also be told the different signs and symptoms of dementia to look out for.
If you are aged between 40-74 and don’t suffer from any of the health problems above, you should have an NHS Health Check every 5 years.
What happens in a NHS Health Check
An NHS Heath Check usually takes between 20-30 minutes.
The nurse or health care assistant will ask you some simple questions about your lifestyle and family history followed by measuring your height and weight. They then take your blood pressure and do a blood test consisting of a small finger prick test.
Based on this, they will be able to give you an idea of your chances of getting heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and diabetes.
You will be given personal advice on how to lower your risk of getting these type of health problems.
How does the NHS Health Check help me?
As well as an NHS Health Check measuring the risk of you getting one of the health problems mentioned, it will also give you information on how to prevent getting these health problems and how to improve your health.
The nurse or health care assistant will give you advise such as;
- How to improve your diet and how to get the right amount of exercise.
- Taking medication to lower blood pressure or Cholesterol.
- How to lose weight, lower alcohol usage and how to stop smoking.
Workplace Health Checks
Employee Well being Matters!
Investing in the health of your workforce makes good business sense. the workforce are the most valuable asset in any business and employers are increasingly realising that and working to achieve a healthy and happy workforce is just as important as investing in maintaining buildings and equipment.
Health Screening In The Work place…
Health First CIC can offer a range of confidential evidenced based screening programmes in workplaces to help inspire a healthier workforce including;
The NHS Health Check which is FREE to eligible employees in worklplaces across Wigan Borough.
Our well being programmes are an innovative way to get your employees interested and engaged in their health at work.
Whats included in the NHS Health Check in the work force?
- Body Mass Index (BMI) check
- Diabetes and Cholesterol check
- Blood pressure check
- Healthy lifestyle discussion
- All employees will learn more about their health and receive advice based on their results.