NHS Health Checks
The NHS Health Check is a health check-up for adults in England aged 40 to 74. It’s designed to spot early signs of stroke, kidney disease, heart disease, type 2 diabetes or dementia. As we get older, we have a higher risk of developing one of these conditions. An NHS Health Check helps find ways to lower this risk. These checks consist of 2 appointments, the first being a 10 minute blood test appointment with a blood pressure taken and the second one is a 20 minute follow up appointment with one of the Health Care assistants. These appointments are to be booked at the same time. Once you have booked these you will be sent a tx message with a link to our website to complete a questionnaire in time for the second part of your review. Please let the receptionist know if you do not have a mobile or are unable to access the internet as you will need to collect the appropriate form.
To complete the form please visit the home page of our website and click on the green tile labelled “NHS Health Check Questionnaire”
To see if you are eligible for one of these reviews please click on the following link: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/nhs-health-check/
Alcohol and Substance support services (available locally)
Brighton and Hove recovery services are a service that offer support to adults who are concerned about alcohol or drug misuse. For a full list of services available please click on the following link: https://www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/news/2020/new-drug-and-alcohol-support-service
Park Crescent Health Centre offer specialist treatment through a “drop in” service, all you will need to do is complete a self assessment form – For more information please click the following link: https://www.parkcrescenthealthcentre.nhs.uk/info.aspx?p=11
Stop Smoking Advice and Services
It is never too late to stop smoking, if you are serious about stopping we can provide you with 1:1 smoking cessation advice or we can provide help and information about the local smoking cessation group where you can get support from fellow smokers who wish to give up.
The Smoking Cessation Group has a number of tips to help you stop:
Your doctor will be able to advise you about Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT). NRT increases your chances of quitting successfully. The products are available on prescription.
1 to 1 smoking cessation help and advice is offered locally at Trinity Medical Centre by our Nurses and healthcare assistants. Please call to make an appointment. Call the NHS Smoking Helpline 0800 169 0169 or visit: https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/quit-smoking/10-self-help-tips-to-stop-smoking/
These appointments are carried out by one of our healthcare assistants. For advice and support please click on the following link: https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-weight/start-the-nhs-weight-loss-plan/