Wales ahead of the game in free health checks - icWales
Praise where praise is due but we need more for prevention of kidney disease
Wales ahead of the game in free health checks
Apr 2 2008 by Madeleine Brindley, Western Mail
WALES will not be following England’s idea to offer the over-40s free health checks.
The Welsh Assembly Government last night said screening is already provided for people at high risk of chronic diseases.
But it is exploring ways of strengthening existing screening for conditions such as cardiac disease, stroke and diabetes.
The English Health Secretary Alan Johnson yesterday announced that everyone aged 40 to 74 will be offered screening for illnesses that kill 170,000 people a year.
The check-ups are intended to help prevent heart disease, stroke, diabetes and kidney disease.