The NHS Health Check programme aims to help prevent heart disease, stroke, diabetes, kidney disease and certain types of dementia. Everyone between the ages of 40 and 74, who has not already been diagnosed with one of these conditions or have certain risk factors, will be invited (once every five years) to have a check to assess their risk of heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and diabetes and will be given support and advice to help them reduce or manage that risk. If you are aged between 40 and 74 years old, then please arrange your FREE NHS Health Check at reception. A professional Health Care Assistant will do various tests such as weight, height, BMI, cholesterol test and then discuss your lifestyle and talk through how to get the best out of life. These take around 20 minutes and are really worthwhile.