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VIDEO: Understanding and operating QRISK2 to communicate CVD risk (part 2)

23rd July
VIDEO: Understanding and operating QRISK2 to communicate CVD risk (part 2)

VIDEO: Understanding and using QRISK2 to communicate CVD risk (part 2) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FPJ5wKSPhQ&feature=youtu.be Building on our previous blog post, this content completes our 2-part series on training and cardiovascular risk. Watch the video to see Health Diagnostics' Training & Development Lead, Geoff ...

Labels: CVD prevention , NHS Health Check , QRISK2 , Risk communication

Top training tips for using QRISK2 to communicate cardiovascular risk (part 1)

23rd April
Top training tips for using QRISK2 to communicate cardiovascular risk (part 1)

Top training tips for using QRISK2 to communicate cardiovascular risk Having trained over 4,000 individuals to deliver motivational health checks, we thought that we’d use this latest blog post to address some common questions that we receive. In our experience, amongst ...

Labels: Alcohol , BMI , Cholesterol , CVD , CVD prevention , Health check , health inequalities , NHS , NHS Health Check , Public health , QRISK2 , Training

Our 'TOP picks' for Public Health England's 2019 CVD Prevention Conference in Manchester

12th February
Our 'TOP picks' for Public Health England's 2019 CVD Prevention Conference in Manchester

Our 'TOP picks' for Public Health England's 2019 CVD Prevention Conference in Manchester The current status of CVD in the UK One of the positive public health stories to emerge over the past few years has been the fact that cardiovascular disease ...

Labels: #PreventCVD2019 , CVD prevention , CVD Prevention Conference , Digital zone , Health Diagnostics , Manchester , NHS Health Check , Old Trafford , Public health , Public Health England , Saving Hearts and Minds Together , Valentine's Day

Health Diagnostics' preparations for Britain's departure from the European Union

29th January
Health Diagnostics' preparations for Britain's departure from the European Union

Health Diagnostics' preparations for Britain's departure from the European Union Despite the political uncertainty surrounding Britain’s exit from the European Union, Health Diagnostics would like to assure working partners that, as an organisation, we have taken the necessary steps to prepare ...

Labels: Brexit , Business , Company statement , EU , European Union , Theresa May , Withdrawal deal

NHS Health Checks for NHS staff across East Sussex: impacts & learnings

7th January
NHS Health Checks for NHS staff across East Sussex: impacts & learnings

Setting the scene Despite challenging conditions and unprecedented demand, every day across the UK, NHS staff work tirelessly to improve peoples’ health and wellbeing. However, with so much energy channelled into providing world-class care to patients, the health of the health ...

Labels: Behaviour change , Data transfer , East Sussex County Council , East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust , Five year forward view , Hayley Martin , Health and Wellbeing CQUINS , Health Diagnostics , IT solution , Kim Boorman , Mental health , MSK , NHS , NHS Health Check , Occupational health , Public health , Public Health England , Staff Wellbeing , Stress at work

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

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