The FREE Health Checks are carried out by NHS staff at our office in North Harrow every Saturday and designed to detect the early signs of diabetes, hypertension and heart related age and provide advice re moving to a healthier lifestyle.

The facts:

  • Harrow has a higher than England prevalence rate of Diabetes.
  • In 2020/21 there were 22,367 people, aged 17 years or older, who had been diagnosed with diabetes and included on GP registers in NHS Harrow CCG. This equals 10.0% of the population. However, the total prevalence of people with diabetes, diagnosed and undiagnosed, is estimated to be 10.5%.
  • People with diabetes are at a higher risk of having a heart attack or stroke. In Harrow, people with diabetes were 100.5% more likely than people without diabetes to have a heart attack. This was higher than the figure for England which was 86.9%.
  • The additional risk of mortality for people with diabetes is higher in Harrow than in England.

To book your FREE NHS health check call Harrow Carers: 020 8868 5224 or email  – Harrow Carers Office, 376-378 Pinner Road, North Harrow HA2 6DZ