Behaviour change

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 service itself can sometimes fall out of focus. In recognition of this situation, NHS …

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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 format, the team at Health Diagnostics have, over the years, encountered providers employing a …

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Physical health checks for people with mental health difficulties: the why and the how

  The big picture When, in 2014, the NHS published its strategy in the form of the Five Year Forward View, a special emphasis was placed on mapping out a future that “dissolves the classic divide… between physical and mental health”. Despite having been “set in stone almost since 1948”, a wave of recent evidence …

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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 Claire Laydon-Baptist – Senior Manager at the charity – to find out more about …

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