Get your NHS Health Check

It’s easier than ever to access NHS Health Checks

It is easier than ever for people aged 40 to 74 to get a free NHS Health Check, with the service now available in even more locations across Northumberland.

As part of a pilot project, Northumberland County Council’s Public Health Team has allocated up to £300k over the next three years to test the direct delivery of NHS Health Checks by its in-house Health Trainer Team.

This new way of providing services will run alongside the GP offer and will involve Health Trainers delivering checks in targeted workplaces and community settings.

Free NHS Health Checks, commissioned by councils as part of their public health responsibilities, help relieve pressures on our NHS and care system, save lives and prevent people from developing life-threatening conditions by assessing the risk of developing heart disease and stroke, and provide advice and support to reduce the risk of developing these conditions, as well as dementia.

Local authorities have a statutory obligation to ensure eligible residents are offered a check every five years from the age of 40.

To be eligible for a health check you must:

  • Be aged 40-74
  • Be registered with a GP in Northumberland
  • Have not had an NHS Health Check in the last five years
  • Have no pre-existing conditions such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease or stroke
  • Not be on statins

More information is available by emailing or you can visit the Living Well Northumberland website.


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