NHS health checks
NHS Health Checks are a national scheme to provide health check-ups to adults aged 40-74 years to help prevent type 2 diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, stroke and dementia.
If you are aged between 40 and 74 years and have not already been diagnosed with heart disease, type 2 diabetes, kidney disease or stroke, you will receive an invitation to have an NHS Health Check every 5 years.
Even if you are feeling well, it's worth having your NHS Health Check now. It will help you to take further action to reduce your risk of developing these health problems in the future.
Your risk of developing heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and kidney disease increases with age but there are certain things that will put you at even greater risk, such as:
- Being overweight
- Lack of exercise
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
NHS Health Check professionals can work with you to address these risk factors and improve your chances of living a healthier life.
Annual Health Checks for People with Severe Mental Health Conditions (SMI)
This is a new NHS webpage promoting annual health checks for those with a SMI. These annual health checks can be live-saving, and it is important that people are encouraged to come forward for the checks. This new webpage explains who is eligible for the checks, how to get an appointment and what happens during these checks.
Getting a Health Check
If you are eligible for an NHS Health Check your general practitioner (GP) will send you an invitation letter. You can then book an appointment at your GP Practice or any of the following Pharmacy Health Check locations offering this service.
Pharmacies that deliver NHS Health Checks in Swindon:
- Epicare - The Pharmacy
- Facechoice Pharmacy
- McParland Pharmacy Ashington
- McParland Pharmacy Highworth
- Hawthorn Pharmacy
- Jephsons Pharmacy
- St John Pharmacy Homeground Pharmacy
- Sparcells Pharmacy
- Swindon Pharmacy
- Swindon Health Centre Pharmacy
- Tesco In-Store Pharmacy
- Morrisons Pharmacy
- Jhoots Pharmacy (Victoria Road)
- Jhoots Pharmacy (Curie Road)
For dates and times and to book an appointment with one of the listed pharmacies, please call them direct.
If you are outside the age range of 40-74 years and are concerned about your health, you should contact your general practitioner (GP).
To find out more about the NHS Health Check visit the NHS Choices website .
If you would like more information on the local NHS Health Check Programme, please call 01793 465512.