Everyone is at some risk of developing heart disease, stroke, diabetes, kidney disease and some forms of dementia. An NHS Health Check aims to help you lower your risk of developing these common but often preventable diseases.

Everyone aged between 40 and 74 who has not already been diagnosed with any of the conditions mentioned above will be invited for an NHS Health Check.

The check involves having a blood test and a review of your blood pressure height weight and lifestyle with a repeat check in 5 years time or sooner if necessary.

In the meantime, if you're worried about your health don't wait for your NHS Health Check. Contact your GP in the usual way

For Further information go to http://www.healthcheck.nhs.uk/