Your health & local services

Health Checks

An NHS Health Check is a free check to assess your risk of developing heart disease, stroke, diabetes and kidney disease.

Health Checks are available at participating GP surgeries for people aged between 40 and 74 who fit the eligibility criteria (e.g. they do not already have these diseases and are not currently being treated for high blood pressure or high cholesterol levels).

The checks are arranged by the Health Check team at Bristol City Council.

What does the check involve?

The check will take about 20–30 minutes. Your GP will ask questions, take your blood pressure and measurements, and do a simple blood test. They will also offer advice, support or treatment if your tests suggest that you are at risk of certain diseases.

How is a check arranged?

If you fit the eligibility criteria, you should be invited in to have a NHS Health Check.

Don’t worry if you haven’t received your invitation yet; everyone eligible should be invited within five years.

You can also talk to your GP directly to book an NHS Health Check.

More information

Your nearest health check

The Council’s health check team is working with local practices to set up health check clinics in community venues, which will be advertised on the Council’s website.

Find out more about Health Checks at the Council’s website.

Bristol City Council