NHS Healthchecks

What is an NHS Health Check?

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The NHS Health Check is a health check-up for adults in England aged 40-74. It's designed to spot early signs of stroke, kidney disease, heart disease, type 2 diabetes or dementia. As we get older, we have a higher risk of developing one of these conditions. An NHS Health Check helps find ways to lower this risk.

 

How do I get an NHS Health Check?

If you're in the 40-74 age group without a pre-existing condition, you can expect to receive a letter from your GP or local authority inviting you for a free NHS Health Check every five years. In the meantime, there are other ways of getting your health checked, and you may want to try this online Heart Age test.

 

How can I improve my test results?

Once you've had your NHS Health Check, your healthcare professional will discuss your results with you. You'll be given advice to help you lower your risk of a stroke, kidney disease, heart disease, diabetes or dementia, and maintain or improve your health. But you don't have to wait until then to make healthy changes. Take the How Are You quiz and start now with these health apps and trackers

Smoking Cessation Information

Register for Hertfordshire's Stop Smoking Service

For more information on stopping smoking click here

Learning Disabilities

New Road Surgery is a Purple Star Practice 

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Herts County Council give purple star awards to health services that work really hard to give the best help to people with learning disabilities.

Click here for more information about Purple Star 

We offer annual checks for patients with learning disabilities 

Click here for more information about your health

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A Note from our Team

Please note that the section below is purely for you.  This information and the results are not shared with the Practice but we hope that should you feel the need to contact us for help you know where we are. Help us help you!