Surrey News – NHS Health Checks and Support for Carers


Free NHS Health Checks available in Surrey 

Nationally, the NHS Health Check is expected to save 650 lives, prevent 1,600 heart attacks and strokes and stop 4,000 people developing diabetes. Residents aged 40-74 who have not had a stroke or been diagnosed with heart disease, kidney disease or diabetes could be eligible for a check at participating venues throughout Surrey. It will help them identify the warning signs of these conditions and their risk of developing them. This means early action can be taken to prevent them. The check is quick, easy and free. Residents are encouraged to visit to find out if you’re eligible and where you can have an NHS Health Check.

Are you looking after someone but juggling too much?

Across Surrey there are people who spend much of their time juggling a career and running their home, whilst carrying out caring duties. Often referred to as a sandwich carer, they provide unpaid care mainly for an older or frail parent or relative, whilst helping care for other family members; grandchildren for instance. For the next fortnight we’re encouraging residents who look after someone else to visit the Surrey Information Point website, where they can find out what support and information is available. Surrey County Council will also be encouraging these unpaid carers to tell their GP about their caring role.