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Free NHS Healthchecks

An Invitation to a free NHS Health Check Event on Wednesday 27th September at  West Buckland Village Hall

The NHS Health Check Programme is a national service which assesses a person’s risk of developing heart attack, stroke, diabetes and kidney disease. The health check provides advice and support on how a person may prevent or reduce their risks and live a healthier life. The NHS Health Check provided by ToHealth is the same as the NHS Health Check that is provided by GPs and pharmacists. West Buckland Parish Council is hosting a NHS Healthcheck event on Wednesday 27th September between 9am and 5pm and 15 free appointments are available.

In order to qualify for a free health check, parishioners must be:

  • Aged between 40 and 74
  • Should not have received an NHS health check elsewhere in the last five years.
  • Some parishioners may not qualify if they already have certain conditions or are taking certain medications (e.g. high blood pressure, high cholesterol etc).

Individuals must either live in Somerset County Council region, or be registered with a Somerset County Council GP

Each person will receive a comprehensive health report, together with advice and support about how to maintain good health and make lifestyle changes that will help improve that individual’s health. This may include referral to their GP or local lifestyle services such as weight management or physical activities.

ToHealth will help anyone interested to decide if they are eligible and there are more details on the Somerset Health Check Website:

 Appointments can be booked online or by calling 01823 261 794