A FREE NHS Wales health and wellbeing assessment was launched this week for people who are 50 or over in Wales.

Addtoyourlife.co.uk is a confidential self-assessment which can be undertaken online or by telephone.

It provides an opportunity for people to get an overall picture of their health and wellbeing and it will support them to make positive changes in their life in small achievable steps.

The service provides tailored information, advice, and signposting to sources of support in response to the answers they provide in the self-assessment.

The online health check was launched on Monday in Cwmbran Library.

Chief Medical Officer for Wales, Dr Ruth Hussey, said: “As people get older, they are more at risk of developing cancer, heart disease, kidney disease, diabetes and other conditions.

“The earlier risk is detected, the greater the chances of taking action to prevent that risk from becoming a reality.”

Add to Your Life can be used on a computer, smart phone or tablet.

Targeted community support will also be available via Communities First, Age Cymru and NHS Direct Wales.

The service has been developed by Public Health Wales and the NHS Wales Informatics Service on behalf of the Welsh Government.

Everyone in Wales turning 50 will be invited by post to complete the assessment.

Add to Your Life is open to anyone over 50 at addtoyourlife.co.uk