About the NHS health check programme Everyone is at risk of developing heart disease, stroke, diabetes or kidney disease. These conditions can often be prevented, even if you have a history of them in your family. Getting a health check Find out about why you may need a health check, what happens at the health check and what happens afterwards. Where you can get a health check Find out where you can get a health check, including information about participating GPs, pharmacies and outreach services. Being active - our healthy lifestyle programmes Building exercise into your daily routine through everyday activities is a great way to help you stay active without the need for long sessions. Guidance for professionals There is further guidance and resources available for GPs and other health professionals to help support patients.