Most people are well – healthy and happy.  Most of us hardly use our GP surgery for anything – as a general rule, 90% of people don’t need their GP practice for 90% of the time.

But do you really know that you are healthy?

Once you reach 40 years old, it’s time to start getting regular MOTs (checkups).  These are called NHS Health Checks, and between 40 and 74 years old, you should get an NHS Health Check every 5 years, usually in the month of your birthday (75 onwards, you’ll get regular checkups more often).

The NHS Health check tests your cholesterol, height, weight, BMI and so on, and we look for anything that might cause you illness or problems in the future, which if we can catch it early, we can avoid completely or nearly completely.

When you get an invitation, please arrange an appointment with your practice.