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The end-to-end solution for NHS Health Checks in 10 easy steps

22nd February
The end-to-end solution for NHS Health Checks in 10 easy steps

If you’re involved with the NHS Health Checks, you may be familiar with talk of digital ‘end-to-end’ solutions for the programme. However, having a clear idea of what a digital solution actually looks like can be another matter altogether! To ...

Labels: #NHSHealthCheck2016 , End to end , Getting serious about prevention , Health Options , IT solution , London Oval , National Evaluation , NHS Health Check , Queen Mary University

E-cigarettes: the state of the current debate

11th January
E-cigarettes: the state of the current debate

Image: IB Times/Getty Electronic cigarettes – should you tolerate them? Would you promote them? Could you even prescribe them? With a host of contradictory opinions towards the devices, there is a certain air of confusion amongst health professionals as to how ...

Labels: Dame Sally Davies , E-cigarettes , e-Voke , NHS , Public health , Public Health England , The Lancet , Tobacco control

Delivering community NHS Health Checks through leisure services

17th December
Delivering community NHS Health Checks through leisure services

    For a number of councils up and down the country, leisure services play a central role in providing public health programmes and promoting wellbeing. Nowhere is this more evident than in East Riding of Yorkshire. With a large and predominantly ...

Labels: Chamber of Commerce Membership , Community outreach , East Riding of Yorkshire , Leisure services , NHS Health Check , Prevention , Public health

Newcastle drive public health outcomes by widening provision of services

6th November
Newcastle drive public health outcomes by widening provision of services

"Central to improving people’s health and well-being is empowerment of individuals and communities”. This is the basic argument of Sir Michael Marmot’s new book The Health Gap and one that is eminently understood by those pioneering public health services in ...

Labels: Alere , Health Diagnostics , HealthWORKS , Lynda Seery , Michael Marmot , Newcastle City Council , Newcastle United Foundation , NHS Health Checks , Public health , The Health Gap , TUC

Health Options® V.9: Driving NHS Health Checks with Call and Recall

13th October
Health Options® V.9: Driving NHS Health Checks with Call and Recall

This month we’re delighted to announce the release of Health Options® Version 9, the very latest in IT solutions for delivering and administering NHS Health Checks. Health Options® V.9 represents the culmination of over ten year’s experience in the public health ...

Labels: Call and Recall , GP , Health Options , IT Solutions , NHS Health Checks , Public health

Health checks and behaviour change: new motivational interviewing training animations released

25th September
Health checks and behaviour change: new motivational interviewing training animations released

    How can you encourage healthy living? For anyone working to turn the tide of preventable ill health, this question is of central importance. With a complex interplay of factors affecting the prevalence of unhealthy lifestyles, it’s also a question that requires ...

Labels: Behaviour change , GROW model , Health Options , Motivational Interviewing , NHS Health Check , Public health , Public Health England , Rollnick

NHS Health Check events and awards: apply now!

28th August
NHS Health Check events and awards: apply now!

      Over the next six months, the work of pioneering NHS Health Check teams will be recognised at two major national events. If you and your team have been involved in innovative health check projects, this is an opportunity to convey your achievements and confirm your place amongst the thought leaders in ...

Labels: Awards , Heart UK , Issues and Answers , NHS Health Check , Public Health England

Diabetes prevention: the national picture and the local pioneers

9th July
Diabetes prevention: the national picture and the local pioneers

  The challenge posed by diabetes The burden of diabetes presents one of the greatest public health challenges of our generation. According to Bridget Turner – Director of Policy and Care Improvement at Diabetes UK – there are currently over 3.2 million ...

Labels: Bridget Turner , Check 4 Life , County Durham , Diabetes , Diabetes Prevention , Diabetes UK , Just Beat It , NHS , NHS England , NHS Health Checks , Professor Jonathon Valabhji , Public health , Public Health England , Stewart Doyle , Type 2 , Westminster Health Forum

We've moved: new offices and growing the organisation

4th June
We've moved: new offices and growing the organisation

  With Health Diagnostics growing as an organisation and our needs evolving, we felt it was about time we moved across Chester into larger offices and training facilities. We're pleased to report that we've just completed the move and have quickly settled ...

Labels: Chester , Health and wellbeing , Health Diagnostics , NHS Health Check training , Public health , The Quadrant

A charity's perspective on delivering NHS Health Checks

6th May
A charity's perspective on delivering NHS Health Checks

  This month we’re focusing on a charity that are providing innovative health and wellbeing services to communities in Newcastle: HealthWORKS. Having recently been nominated in the 'Best Patient Experience' category at the NHS Health Check Awards, we caught up with ...

Labels: Behaviour change , Charity , Health and wellbeing , HealthWORKS , Newcastle , NHS , NHS Health Checks , Public health

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