An appointment for the NHS Heath Check can be booked with the practice nurse. It is a programme that 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. You can book an appointment with the practice nurse to have this check. We will also write to invite you to have this check periodically.