MoreLife offer free NHS Health Checks for those aged 40-74 to spot early signs of conditions such as high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes and heart disease and help prevent these to increase healthy years lived. ¾ of health checks that suggest there may be areas for improvement lead to engagement in the services we offer to support wellbeing after a health check.
The MoreLife delivered NHS Health Check is made up of three key components:
- risk assessment,
- risk awareness
- risk management
During the risk assessment, standardised tests are used to measure key risk factors and establish the individual’s risk of developing CVD. The outcome of the assessment is then used to raise awareness of cardiovascular risk factors, as well as inform a discussion on, and agreement of, the lifestyle and clinical approaches best suited to managing the individual’s health risk. The programme aims to prevent heart disease, stroke, diabetes and kidney disease, and raise awareness of dementia both across the population and within high risk groups and groups at risk of disadvantage.