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Cost-effectiveness calculator for point-of-care testing

30th October
Cost-effectiveness calculator for point-of-care testing

Introduction and link to calculator For many working on NHS Health Check programmes, point-of-care testing (POCT) is already a significant component of the delivery process. Nonetheless, significant numbers of providers around the country - particularly those based in GP practices - ...

Labels: Cost-effectiveness , Health check , Health Diagnostics , Health economic calculator , Imperial College London , NHS Health Check , Path lab , Point of care testing , Primary Care , Public Health England

Awards and collaborations: an update on Health Diagnostics' year so far

17th September
Awards and collaborations: an update on Health Diagnostics' year so far

  It has been a busy 2018 for the teams at Health Diagnostics, with a number of exciting new collaborations taking shape and various awards being conferred. In this blog, we’ll reflect on the year to date and touch on some ...

Labels: Academic Health Science Network , Business Cloud , CVD Prevention Conference , Health Diagnostics , Innovation Agency , Medipex NHS Innovation Awards and Showcase , NHS England , NHS Expo , NHS Health Check , Primary Care Service Improvement , Public Health England

The beating heart of cricket: free health checks at cricket matches with Boundaries For Life

10th August
The beating heart of cricket: free health checks at cricket matches with Boundaries For Life

Introduction and context Sport, in its many different forms, occupies a uniquely prominent place in modern life. Dominating broadcasting schedules and enjoyed by billions around the world, the impacts of sport reach far and wide, bringing together people from all different ...

Labels: Boundaries For Life , Dr Chet Trivedy , English Cricket , Health Checks , Health Diagnostics , Health Options , Healthy Stadia , Heart age , My Well Record , Prevention , Public health , Simply Health

CASE STUDY: Supporting Durham County Council’s NHS Health Check Programme

29th June
CASE STUDY: Supporting Durham County Council’s NHS Health Check Programme

Introductory overview Health Diagnostics supported Durham County Council (DCC) in the delivery and administration of the ‘Check 4 Life’ (C4L) programme, the local variation of the NHS Health Check for seven years from 2009 to 2017. DCC is a large county ...

Labels: Automatic data transfer , Call & Recall , Case study , Check 4 Life , Community provision , CPD training , Durham County Council , GP practice , Health Diagnostics , Health Options software , Imperial College London , NHS Health Check , Outcomes , Point of care testing , Whole systems approach

Communicating CVD risk: face-to-face contact and the NHS Health Check

22nd May
Communicating CVD risk: face-to-face contact and the NHS Health Check

The current context In Public Health England’s latest NHS Health Check Programme Standards, published in December 2017, the question of risk communication is addressed in unambiguous terms. Despite the clear emphasis that these standards place on communicating risk in a face-to-face ...

Labels: Albert Mehrabian , Behaviour change , Digital , Health Options software , Motivational Interviewing , My Well Record , NHS Health Check , Programme Standards , Public Health England , Risk communication

May Measurement Month: a global campaign to tackle high blood pressure

27th April
May Measurement Month: a global campaign to tackle high blood pressure

What’s the context? This May will play host to the second annual May Measurement Month, a whole 31 days during which a global spotlight is placed on raising awareness around blood pressure. Employing the logic that knowing your numbers is a ...

Labels: Blood pressure , Cardiovascular disease , Hypertension , Imperial College London , International Society of Hypertension , May Measurement Month , Professor Neil Poulter

Establishing cardiovascular risk with trans individuals using QRISK2

26th March
Establishing cardiovascular risk with trans individuals using QRISK2

  Intro Having supported England’s NHS Health Check Programme for around a decade, Health Diagnostics’ support teams have been exposed to an unparalleled array of queries from providers and commissioners. One of the more common (as well as more challenging) questions that ...

Labels: Cardiovascular disease , CVD , gender , LGBTQ , NHS Health Check , QRISK , trans health

Health Diagnostics win research poster competition at PHE's 2018 CVD Prevention Conference

16th February
Health Diagnostics win research poster competition at PHE's 2018 CVD Prevention Conference

Health Diagnostics are delighted to announce that our research poster was selected as the winning entry at Public Health England's 2018 CVD Prevention Conference. This year's conference took place at the Kia Oval in London and accommodated over 500 delegates, ...

Labels: #PreventCVD2018 , CVD prevention , Health Diagnostics , health inequalities , Postcode lottery , Public Health England , Research poster competition

What's on at the CVD Prevention Conference in London on February 8th?

1st February
What's on at the CVD Prevention Conference in London on February 8th?

  With the 2018 CVD Prevention Conference taking place at London’s Oval cricket ground on Feb 8th, Health Diagnostics take a look at what you can expect from the event as well as from us as sponsors and exhibitors: What’s on the 2018 ...

Labels: CVD prevention , Dr Sarah Jarvis , Health Diagnostics , London , National Conference , NHS Health Check , NHS Health Check News , Oval Cricket Ground

Welsh Health Board Integrate Healthy Heart Checks with Social Prescribing

3rd January
Welsh Health Board Integrate Healthy Heart Checks with Social Prescribing

  Background and context Hywel Dda University Health Board, covering mid and West Wales, is the latest area across the region to begin offering health checks to eligible residents in a bid to help improve population health and tackle some of the ...

Labels: Community Connectors , CVD Health Check , Hywel Dda Health Board , NHS Health Check , Pembrokeshire , Social Prescribing , Wales

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