NHS Health Checks

NHS Health Checks at Workplaces and Community Settings

Our free NHS Health Check programme is available for workplaces and community services and provides a great opportunity to improve the health and wellbeing of your staff or service users.


The service is flexible to your needs and, as our equipment is mobile, we can set up at your venue. All that is required is a room with enough space for a table, chairs, height measure and scales, and access to a plug socket.


Depending on your requirements, we can set up a one-off date to deliver NHS Health Checks or have a recurring booking. The programme is an excellent way to support employee or service user wellbeing initiatives.

Your Questions Answered

What is a NHS Health Check?

It is a free health check-up designed to spot the early signs of strokes, kidney disease, heart disease, type 2 diabetes or dementia. If you’re aged 40-74 and you haven’t had a stroke, or don’t suffer heart disease or kidney disease, you are eligible an NHS Health Check every five years. However, anyone diagnosed with high blood pressure, high cholesterol or diabetes will not be eligible.

What happens during the check?

An NHS Health Check takes around 30 minutes. The Practitioner will ask you some simple questions about your lifestyle and family history, measure your height and weight, and take your blood pressure and do a blood test – often using 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. If you’re over 65, you will also be told the signs and symptoms of dementia to look out for. You will then receive personalised advice to lower your risk. This could include talking about: how to improve your diet and the amount of physical activity you do, taking medicines to lower your blood pressure or cholesterol, how to lose weight or stop smoking.

What are the benefits?

As well as measuring your risk of developing these health problems, you will also receive advice on how to prevent them. The risk level varies from person to person, but everyone is at risk of developing heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, kidney disease and some types of dementia. Your NHS Health Check can detect potential health problems before they do real damage.


The health conditions picked up by the NHS Health Check are, when added together, the biggest cause of preventable deaths in the UK, with around 7 million people affected by them. In its first five years, the NHS Health Check is estimated to have prevented 2,500 heart attacks or strokes. This is the result of people receiving treatment after their NHS Health Check. The latest research suggests that: for every 27 people having an NHS Health Check, one person is diagnosed with high blood pressure, for every 110 people having a NHS Health Check, one person is diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, for every 265 people having a NHS Health Check, one person is diagnosed with kidney disease.