Everyone is at risk of developing heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes or kidney disease.  But these diseases can often be prevented, and NHS Health Check can help you by assessing your risk and giving you personalised advice on how to reduce it.

The new NHS Health Check is for adults in England between the ages of 40 and 74.  In this guide you can learn more about what the check is, what it involves, and when and how you can get it.  There is information that will help you to understand more about your results when you receive them, and what to do next.

Take charge of your long-term health, with NHS Health Check.


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Your 5 A Day counter

Shows average number of portions of fruit and veg per person per day *



Makes healthy shopping quick and simple

Helps everyone to eat more fruit and veg

Covers everything from breakfast to dinner

Lots of recipes and value for money ideas

Prints shopping list, recipes and meal planner

‘As you create your shopping list watch the counter tell you how far you are towards your 5 A DAY

5 A DAY meal planner

Create a weekly 5 A DAY meal planner and shopping list in five simple steps. It makes healthy eating simple, with ideas for meals, tasty recipes, cheaper options and top tips.

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Find out the full cost of your smoking habit with this calculator.

Type your first name here


How much is smoking costing you?

Alcohol unit calculator



Beer or


Wine or


Spirits or



You should not regularly drink more than:

Women 2 to 3 units a day, Men 3 to 4 units a day.

Smoking calculator

Fill in how many you smoke a day and find out how much your habit is costing you, both financially and to your physical health. Then see the benefits you can gain by giving up.

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Alcohol unit calculator

It can be hard to tell how many units are in different types of alcoholic drink.  Use this unit calculator to find out how many units there are in a single drink or in a number of drinks.

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