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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 (CVD) mortality in the UK is declining. Research suggests that total CVD mortality …

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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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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 – use pathology laboratory testing in favour of POCT. To assist commissioners weighing up the …

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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 backgrounds in shared appreciation and support. This article focuses on an exciting initiative that’s …

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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 with both rural and urban populations. The lead provider that supported practices and that …

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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, all of whom are involved in the area of cardiovascular disease prevention. Despite being up …

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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 programme? This year’s event will be chaired by well-known GP and media medic, …

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Imperial College London publish new research into NHS Health Checks

    An outline of ICL’s findings Researchers from Imperial College London (ICL) have found that community providers of NHS Health Checks are able to “effectively reach under-served groups by delivering preventive CVD services to younger, more deprived populations, and a representative proportion of ethnic minority groups”. According to the authors of the study, implementation …

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