Check Yourself

What is a health check?

An NHS Health Check is a sophisticated check of your heart health aimed at adults aged 40 to 74. The check involves measuring your blood pressure, pulse, height and weight and asking you some lifestyle questions to see whether there’s more you can do to look after your health.

What happens at an NHS Health Check?

At your NHS Health Check you'll have a few simple tests to check your risk of:

  • heart disease
  • diabetes
  • kidney disease
  • stroke

If you're over 65, you'll also be told the signs and symptoms of dementia to look out for.

How do I get an NHS Health Check?

78% of eligible Kensington and Chelsea residents take up the NHS health check offer.

If you're aged 40-74 and don’t have a pre-existing condition, you can expect to receive a letter from your GP inviting you for a free NHS Health Check every five years. 

You can also contact your GP to find out more.

Personalised Healthy Lifestyle Support with ONE YOU Kensington and Chelsea

When you sign up to ONE YOU Kensington and Chelsea, the borough's FREE integrated Healthy Lifestyle Service, you get a 60 minute 1:1 healthy lifestyle assessment with our health advisor checking your BMI Waist circumference Cardioprotective diet score Mental health and wellbeing score. Get started today by contacting us on

How are you?

Our lifestyles can be more unhealthy than we think. Start the fight back to a healthier you. Take the One You quiz and see how you score.

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How healthy is your heart?

What's your heart age? Take the One You heart age quiz to find out your heart age compared to your real age. 

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