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Health checks for 40-74 year olds

Treat your body to a free health check - you deserve it. Helping you prevent heart disease, stroke, diabetes, dementia and kidney disease.

Health Checks for 40-74 year olds

Everyone is at risk of developing heart disease, stroke, diabetes, kidney disease and some forms of dementia and we know that this risk increases with age. The good news is that these conditions can often be prevented.

If you live in the borough, are aged 40-74 years, haven't already been diagnosed by a Medical Practitioner with the following:.

  • High cholesterol (Are you on Statins)
  • High blood pressure (Hypertension)
  • Diabetes (High plasma glucose)
  • Any sort of heart problems e.g. angina, heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Mini stroke (Transient Ischaemic Attack)
  • Family History of high Cholesterol (Familial hypercholesterolaemia)
  • Chronic Kidney Disease (Stage 3-5)
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease or Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • Had a free NHS Health Check in the past 5 years?

You could qualify for a free health check now and once every five years.

Even if you are feeling well, it's worth having your NHS health check now. We can then work with you to lower your chances of developing these health problems in the future.

What is the free NHS health check?

The free NHS health check is a programme that aims to reduce these conditions, which affect the body in different ways, but are all linked by a common set of risk factors. Having one of these conditions can increase your risk of developing another and, together, they are the biggest cause of preventable deaths in the UK.

  • Heart disease - occurs when the artery that supplies blood to the heart becomes blocked.
  • Stroke - deprives your brain of blood and is a medical emergency.
  • Diabetes - when the body cannot use sugar (glucose) properly. Diabetes can raise your risk of heart disease, stroke and kidney disease.
  • Kidney disease - when the kidneys don't work properly, it can cause serious health problems.
  • Dementia - a set of symptoms that affect the normal functions of the brain, which could be caused by stroke or blood circulation problems.

What does the health check involve?

  1. The check will take about 20-30 minutes.
  2. You will be asked some simple questions, including some about your family history and lifestyle choices, which may put your health at risk.
  3. We will record your height, weight, age, sex, and ethnicity.
  4. We will take your blood pressure.
  5. We will do a simple blood test to check your cholesterol level and blood sugar level.

What happens immediately after the check?

  • You will be taken through your results and what they mean.
  • Some people may be asked to return at a later date for their results.
  • You will be given personalised advice on how to lower your risk and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
  • Some people with raised blood pressure will have their kidneys checked through a blood test.
  • Some people may need to have another blood test to check for type 2 diabetes. Your health professional will be able to tell you more.
  • Treatment or medication may be prescribed to help you maintain your health.

Where can I go for my free health check?

To take advantage of your free health check, you can either visit your local GP or one of Hillingdon's participating pharmacy stores.

NameAddressContact No.

Eastcote

Carters Pharmacy41 Salisbury Road Eastcote HA5 2NJ01895 636697
Eastcote Pharmacy111 Field End Road, Eastcote HA5 1QG020 8866 2572

Harefield

Malthouse PharmacyBreakspear Road North, Harefield UB9 6NF01895 824782

Hayes and Harlington

Grosvenor Pharmacy788 Uxbridge Road, Hayes UB4 0RS020 8848 4612
Pick Ups Chemist20/21 Broadway Parade, Coldharbour Lane, Hayes UB3 3HF020 8573 1322
Vantage Chemist252 Kingshill Avenue, Hayes UB4 6BZ020 8845 5967
The Village Pharmacy218 High Street, Harlington, Hayes UB3 5DS020 2759 9658
Boots Pharmacy236 Yeading Lane, Hayes, Middlesex UB4 9AX020 8845 2024

Northwood

Sharman Chemist3-4 Clive Parade, Maxwell Road, Northwood HA6 2QF01923 825288

Ruislip

Nu-Ways Pharmacy292 West End Road, Ruislip HA4 6LS01895 632883
Ruislip Manor Pharmacy53 Victoria Road, Ruislip Manor HA4 9BH01895 632409

Uxbridge and West Drayton

Brunel PharmacyUnit 3a Hamilton Centre, Brunel University,
Cleveland Road, Uxbridge UB8 3PH
01895 257187
Flora Fountain283 High Street, Uxbridge UB8 1LQ01895 258000
Lawton Pharmacy8-9 Crescent Parade, Hillingdon UB10 0LG01895 232876
Mango Pharmacy3 The Parade, Cowley UB8 2EP01895 233706
Oakleigh PharmacyUxbridge Road, Hillingdon Heath UB10 0LU020 8573 0285
Puri Pharmacy165 Ryefield Avenue, Hillingdon UB10 9DA01895 272571
Winchester Pharmacy64 Swan Road, West Drayton UB7 7JZ01895 442788
Yiewsley Pharmacy28 High Street, Yiewsley UB7 7DT01895 442545

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