Be On Your Guard


Please be on your guard against cold callers offering health checks in your home.

An elderly resident was visited by two people carrying what he believed to be NHS identification badges and offering him a health check. He was charged £25.

Please be aware that NHS health checks are available for FREE for Knowsley residents who meet certain criteria.

The checks aim to help prevent heart disease, stroke, diabetes, kidney disease and certain types of dementia.
The checks – which are not conducted in the home – are available to everyone between the ages of 40 and 74, who has not already been diagnosed with one of these conditions or have certain risk factors. They will be invited (once every five years) to have a check to assess their risk of heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and diabetes and will be given support and advice to help them reduce or manage that risk.

Patients must live in Knowsley and/or have a Knowsley GP. Further information is available on 0800 032 5821.

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