Each year, NHS Health Checks can prevent 1600 heart attacks, prevent 4000 people from developing diabetes and saves 650 lives

 

The NHS Health Check is a national screening programme which is supported locally by the OneLife Suffolk team. The check calculates your risk of developing cardiovascular disease such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes. A range of tests, including a blood pressure and cholesterol check (Don’t panic, it’s just a prick blood test) form part of the check and the results provide a clearer picture of your health.

 

To be eligible for an NHS health check you need to be aged between 40 - 74 years old, living in Suffolk & Essex and must not have had an NHS Health Check in the last 5 years. You must also have no current diagnosis of or be taking medication for heart disease, high blood pressure, atrial fibrillation, high cholesterol, diabetes, stroke or mini Stroke, kidney disease or Dementia

 

The friendly OneLife Suffolk team will be delivering the NHS Health Checks from 10.30 – 4pm at Laxfield Village Hall, The Link, Laxfield, IP13 8DY on Tuesday 7th May.

 

To book your appointment simply call OneLife Suffolk’s Client Services Team on 01473 718193 or email info@onelifesuffolk.co.uk