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Health checks


After you leave hospital, it’s important to undergo regular health checks by your doctor even if you are currently feeling healthy.

Booking regular health checks and screening tests can help you stay healthy by:

  • Detecting possible health issues at early stages before they develop into serious chronic conditions
  • Helping prevent and detect serious illnesses such as cancer

If you have a family history of a certain disease or other related risk factors, undergoing regular health checks and screening tests has proven to be even more important. Recommended regular health tests include:

  • blood pressure
  • cholesterol levels
  • blood glucose
  • skin check.

Women’s health checks:

Screening tests recommended for women include:

  • bowel screening
  • breast screening
  • pap smear
  • bone density scan.

Men’s health checks

Screening tests recommended for men include:

  • bowel screening
  • prostate cancer test.

Organising your health check

You can organise your next health check by having a discussion with your doctor.

To find a GP in your local area visit the National Health Services Directory or the hospitals and health services page.

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