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Millions miss out on vital health checks that could save lifes

05/09/2018

Recent analysis from Diabetes UK shows that less than half of over 40s eligible for an NHS Health Check in the last five years have actually received one.

Launched in England in 2009, the programme offers a five-yearly check-up to everyone aged 40 to 74 with the aim of spotting the early signs of Type 2 diabetes, stroke, kidney disease, heart disease and dementia.

Between 2013 and 2018, the population of people eligible to receive an NHS Health Check in England totalled 15.5 million, but only 6.8 million (44 per cent) went on to receive one.

Contact your local GP practice in Darlington today to make an appointment. 

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