"General yearly healthcheck"
About: NHS Medway CCG NHS Medway CCG ME4 4EL
Posted by Liney (as ),
This happened about a year to 18 months ago. I was getting near to being 49 and as I had heard of an annual health check at the GP's on TV, I thought I'd pop into my surgery and book one. The receptionist told me I had to be 50 and so I went away and thought I was obviously going to have to wait a while. A couple of months later I had to visit the GP with my son. On the wall in the waiting room was a poster offering health checks to people over 46 or 47 (can't remember exactly, but I definitely fell into the category for it by a couple of years). So I booked one via the phone a couple of weeks later asking for an annual health check.
When I had the appointment the nurse asked me about my blood pressure and what tablets I was taking for it. It transpired the receptionist had booked me in for a heart check not a health check which obviously takes longer. I was quite miffed about being put off at the initial enquiry and then being booked in for the wrong check.