NHS Health Checks

NHS Health Checks

Get your FREE Health Check at Chatham’s Smokefree Advice Centre

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From 14th November, the @abettermedway team will be providing FREE NHS Health Checks at our Smokefree Advice Centre in Railway Street (near Chatham’s Pentagon Shopping Centre). The service is available for Medway residents aged 40-74*

NHS Health checks are important because it helps to prevent the onset of dangerous diseases such as high blood pressure, heart disease or diabetes.  The check can spot early signs and help prevent these happening to you, which means you'll be more likely to enjoy a better quality of life, for longer.

NHS Health checks assess your circulatory and vascular health and what your risk is of getting a disabling vascular disease.

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The check consists of:

  • a blood pressure and cholesterol test;
  • height and weight measurement;
  • questions about medical history including age and ethnic background and that of your close family;
  • questions about your lifestyle which include alcohol, smoking and exercise status.

Check your heart age 

The service is quick and simple, and you’ll receive your results during the appointment. 

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Peter Clements from Twydall recently had a health check from the @abettermedway team  - he was impressed by the range of things he found out about his health: ‘You may find something new which can help to improve your health.  Having the check will help me pay more attention – I never had the results for a cholesterol test before!’.

Richard Cornhill from Gillingham is another who recommends getting a health check: ‘I heard about the service at the annual Medway health fayre - it’s really informative and it gives you more of an idea of how healthy you are and how you can keep healthy too’.

Louise Morrison is one of six A Better Medway colleagues who help deliver the service at the Smokefree Advice Centre: "The 30-minute service can tell you whether you're at higher risk of getting certain health problems, such as, heart disease, diabetes, kidney disease or having a stroke. You will also receive personalised advice on improving your health”.

With refurbished clinic rooms, the centre is ready to help deliver a healthy future to Medway residents.


Book your appointment

To book a free health check and help you check today for a health tomorrow, simply drop in at Chatham's Smokefree Advice Centre or...


*Note: NHS Health Checks aren’t available if you’ve had a stroke, heart disease, diabetes or kidney disease or if you’ve had a health check in the last 5 years.

*Have you received an invitation from your GP? Don't hesitate and book your health check.

*If you have not received a letter or unsure please contact your GP for more information.

Local perspective - David Gruber


Find out what happened to David when he went for his NHS health check in Rainham.

Take the test!

You may be healthier than you think you are!

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