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Most people not accepting free NHS health check


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NHS health check is free to everyone over 40 in England every 5 years.

The check-up takes 20 minutes and is carried out by a GP or nurse.

It involves a blood pressure test, lifestyle questionnaire, plus weight and height measurements.

Assesses risk of getting heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and type 2 diabetes.

Identifying an irregular heartbeat or high blood pressure would help to prevent blood clots.

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National Clinical Director for Dementia in England Professor of Old Age Psychiatry.


UK National Health Service, publicly funded healthcare system in England