NHS Health Checks: Changing Lifestyles and Saving Lives

Bracknell and Ascot CCG are pleased to announce that NHS Health Checks in the area have been resounding success, with a total of 991 checks being carried out last quarter.

Bracknell and Ascot CCG and many of its GPs believe in prevention being the best cure, which is why NHS Health Checks are so important. Offered to patients over the age of 40, health checks are vital in the prevention of potentially life-threatening diseases through early intervention. Certain illnesses and symptoms such as Diabetes and high blood pressure can both be reversed if diagnosed early.

Dr Martin Kittel, of Forest End Medical Centre says:

“We have offered NHS health checks for over a year now and have found significant numbers of patients with High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol and Diabetes. By tackling these conditions early, we can prevent patients from getting early heart attacks and strokes, kidney disease and even becoming blind. And quite a few patients have changed their lifestyles and feel a lot better and healthier than ever before.”

Patients over 40 without pre-existing conditions are encouraged to book themselves for a health check with their doctor. Conditions apply. Please speak to your practice about your eligibility. Most practices now participate in the NHS health check programme.