Even if you feel well, it’s worth having an NHS Health Check as there may be problems you hadn’t seen. The check itself takes about 30 minutes.

Having the check puts you in control of your health and gives you a record of all your results to take away with you. It will also let you know your individual risk of developing cardiovascular disease and how this compares to what would be expected, such as your heart age compared to your actual age.

The NHS Health Check will identify any risks you may have for developing cardiovascular disease and show you how reducing them will affect your overall level of risk.

You can also access advice on reducing any risks and free referral to local services in Dudley to support you with any changes you wish to make, if that’s what you decide.