Health Checks

NHS Health Checks

The NHS Health Check programme aims to help prevent heart disease, stroke, diabetes and kidney disease. Everyone between the ages of 40 and 74, who has not already been diagnosed with one of these conditions, 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.

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Scan

All male patients will be sent an invitation letter when they turn 65 from the service (based in Bedford) asking to contact them to arrange a scan.

They hold local clinics at Vestry Close, Toddington or sometimes at Larkside.

This is a new free NHS service so anyone aged 69 years and older would not have received a letter, but can self refer. Find out more

Further information

For further information, please see the NHS Health Check leaflet which tells you what to expect during your check and provides answers to frequently asked questions.

NHS Health Check leaflet