St George Health Centre

St George Health Centre, Bellevue Road, St George, Bristol BS5 7PH

Tel. 0117 9612161   Fax 0117 9618761

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NHS Health Check logo NHS Health Checks

The NHS Health Check is your chance to get a free midlife MOT.

Appointments are now bookable online  (registration required - see Patient Access) but please check you meet the eligibility criteria first (appointment bookings will be checked and appointments cancelled where patients are ineligible):

  • aged 40-74 without a pre-existing condition*
  • aged 30-39 at higher risk of developing a circulatory/vascular condition (this is a local extension of the Health Check programme for 2017/18.  A small number of patients have been identified as eligible for these reasons and will be specifically invited - please do not book unless you have been invited to do so)

*Patients known to have cardiovascular disease are reviewed separately and are not eligible for this check.  This includes patients diagnosed with hypertension (high blood pressure) and patients taking statins.

The NHS Health Check takes 30 minutes and is designed to check your circulatory and vascular health to assess your risk of developing heart disease, stroke, kidney disease or diabetes.  There is good evidence that by taking early action on any warning signs noted at the Health Check, you can improve your health and prevent the onset of these conditions.

Health Check leaflet

Health Check results booklet - you will be given a completed version of this at the end of your check

The check involves straightforward questions and measurements such as age, sex, family history, height, weight and blood pressure. There will also be a simple blood test to measure your cholesterol level.  Following the check, you will receive free personalised advice about what you can do to stay healthy.

It will save time in your appointment if you could download the below questionnaires to complete in advance and bring with you:

   AUDIT (Alcohol Use questionnaire)

   GPPAQ (General Practice Physical Activity Questionnaire)

 

We send out postal, email and/or text message invitations but it will necessarily take a while to invite all our eligible patients.  If you are in the target age range but have not received an invitation letter please telephone and a Receptionist will check if you are eligible before booking an appointment if appropriate.

If you do not want a health check, we would be grateful if you could let us know to save us contacting you.  Please note that once you have had a Health Check you will not be eligible to receive a Health Check again for five years.