The Fishponds Family Practice

Fishponds Primary Care Centre, Beechwood Road, Fishponds, Bristol, BS16 3TD
Tel: 0117 9082365 Fax: 0117 9082377

Health Checks

Our nursing team is pleased to offer NHS health checks for those between the ages of 40 and 74. They are aimed at lowering people’s risk of developing heart disease, kidney disease and type 2 diabetes and of suffering from a stroke.

Each check will involve the following:

  • Questions about your family history, and any medication you’re taking.
  • Your height, weight, sex, ethnicity and age will be recorded.
  • Your blood pressure will be taken.
  • A simple blood test will check your cholesterol level.
  • Your body mass index (BMI) will be calculated. BMI is a measure of whether you’re a healthy weight for your height.
Please speak to reception if you would like to book one of these checks.