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What happens after my NHS Health Check?

When all your results are back we will calculate your cardiovascular risk of developing a heart or circulation problem (such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes or kidney disease) over the next 10 years. This will risk will be defined as low, moderate or high:

We will send your results in a text message with links to useful information and advice about what to do next. If you do not have a mobile phone we can send your results in the post or by e-mail.

Some of your results will be colour coded as follows:

Green = Well done. Your risk is low but you can help maintain and improve that score by making healthy lifestyle choices

Orange = Be careful. You risk is moderate. It is sensible to think about how you might reduce your score by making some lifestyle changes.

Red = Act now. Your risk is high. It is very important that you make some lifestyle changes to improve your health. You may also need medication or further support.

If you have a cardiovascular risk of 20% or we will ask you to make an appointment with one of our advanced practitioners to discuss a management plan to reduce your risk. This is likely to include a discussion about lifestyle changes and possibly taking medication to help lower your risk.

If you have a cardiovascular risk between 10 and 19% we will send you links to some information about how to make lifestyle changes. If you would like to discuss your risk further please book an appointment with one of our advanced practitioners.

If you have a cardiovascular risk score of less than 10% we will send you advice about maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

We will also discuss how to manage any newly diagnosed conditions such as Diabetes or Hypertension and explain how and when we will monitor them. If you are suspected to have Diabetes you will be asked to make an appointment with one of our Nurse Practitioners or Physicians Associate. 

If you have high blood pressure you will be asked to make an appointment with our Pharmacist to investigate whether you have hypertension. As part of this process we will also ask you to record your blood pressure at home for 7 days.