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NHS health checks

The NHS health check is a free assessment funded by Harrow Council for people aged 40 to 74 who do not have an existing cardiovascular disease. The purpose of the health check is to prevent chronic conditions like diabetes, heart disease, stroke and dementia.

The health check is an opportunity to prevent future health problems and to get advice and guidance on how to make healthy changes now. It consists of a health questionnaire and three or four basic health tests.

How to book an appointment

If you are eligible, and are registered with a participating Harrow GP practice, you will automatically be invited once every five years.

Once you get your invitation, follow the instructions to book your appointment. Alternatively, you can request to have your NHS health check by contacting your GP surgery.

If you are concerned about your health and your GP is not participating in the programme you can contact them in the usual way to request an appointment.

You can find GPs near you using the NHS service search