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Are these new health MOTs worth having?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 10:38 am 
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By coincidence, the day I received your letter I opened a letter from my own GP inviting me for a health check.

This is a new national programme that offers checks to people aged between 40 and 74 once every five years.

The purpose is to assess the risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and kidney disease.

It takes 20 minutes and is based on a history, some simple measurements (such as weight and blood pressure) and a blood test to check your cholesterol levels. Read more


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