The NHS Health Check is a free national programme helping you prevent heart disease, stroke, diabetes, kidney disease and certain types of dementia
Everyone between the ages of 40 and 74, who has not already been diagnosed with one of these conditions or have certain risk factors, will be invited (once every five years) to have a check to assess their risk of heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, diabetes and certain types of dementia and will be given support and advice to help them reduce or manage that risk.
Some, but not all, GPs offer this check to patients in their practice and will contact you directly. To ensure that everybody entitled to a NHS Health Check is offered one, GP practices that are not offering all of their health checks in their practice, have given Greenwich Public Health and Wellbeing, at Royal Borough of Greenwich, lists of eligible patients to contact for this service.
Greenwich Public Health and Wellbeing have hired Charlton Athletic Community Trust Health Improvement Team (CACT) to contact and book patients into Health Check PLUS appointments at venues around the borough between October 2016 and March 2017. This information will be held in strict confidence by CACT and only be used to contact you by phone or letter on behalf of your GP, to offer you an NHS Health Check PLUS appointment.
If you do not want us to share this information with CACT please write to the address below, referring to NHS Health Check PLUS and ask to opt out of your name, address and phone number is shared with CACT.
NHS Health Check PLUS,
2nd Floor, The Woolwich Centre, 35 Wellington Street, London SE18 6HQ
Patients may be called from the following practices:
All Saints Medical Centre
Briset Corner Surgery
Clover Health Centre
Eltham Medical Practice
Fairfield Medical Centre
Manor Brook Medical Centre
New Eltham Medical Practice
Plumbridge Medical Centre
Plumstead High Street
Royal Arsenal Medical Centre
St Marks Medical Centre
The Trinity Medical Centre
The Vanburgh Group Practice
If you opt out, this will mean you will not be contacted about NHS Health Check PLUS and you will miss out of the benefits of the FREE check.