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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

Health check training (part 2 of 2): innovative new providers

27th March
Health check training (part 2 of 2): innovative new providers

Yesterday we brought you part 1 in our health check training blog series; news of the online learning hub we've just launched to help providers refresh their skills and further their professional development. You can read all about this here. In today's ...

Health check training (part 1 of 2): new learning hub goes live

26th March
Health check training (part 1 of 2): new learning hub goes live

  This March we're doing a two-part blog series focussing on NHS Health Check training and provider competencies. With Public Health England having just released learner and assessor workbooks to accompany the recently published competency framework, raising and refining provider competencies is ...

Improvement through collaboration: our work with Wokingham Borough Council

26th February
Improvement through collaboration: our work with Wokingham Borough Council

In response to the national NHS Health Check's conference theme of 'Improvement through Collaboration', this blog post documents our work with a local authority that are pioneering a host of innovative new delivery mechanisms: Wokingham Borough Council (WBC).   What was the ...

Developments coming soon at Health Diagnostics

26th January
Developments coming soon at Health Diagnostics

Over the coming months, the teams at Heath Diagnostics will be driving forward a number of developments in our products and services. In this blog post, we’ll be giving you a taster of the evolution due to take place. So ...

Provider focus: Delivering NHS Health Checks via GP practice

22nd December
Provider focus: Delivering NHS Health Checks via GP practice

Having recently revamped their health check service, Bewick Crescent Surgery in County Durham conducted almost six times as many health checks as they had done prior to implementing their new approach; they’re now amongst the top performing practices in the ...

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