health inequalities

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 the most frequently misunderstood aspects of health check delivery relate to the QRISK2 calculator …

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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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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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London boroughs link up to tackle the city’s health inequalities

    The context within the Tri-Borough area With some of the highest average house prices in the UK, the Tri-Borough area in Central London (which includes Kensington & Chelsea, Hammersmith & Fulham and Westminster) is firmly associated with affluence in the minds of most people. The fact that you’ll need an average of £1,200,000 …

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Men’s health and premature mortality: physical and mental dimensions

    Whilst it’s widely acknowledged that women tend to live longer than their male counterparts (latest UK life expectancy data puts the female average at 82.9 years and the male average at 79.3 years), what is less well known are the startling premature mortality figures that are contributing to this gender gap. According to …

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