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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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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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May Measurement Month: a global campaign to tackle high blood pressure

What’s the context? This May will play host to the second annual May Measurement Month, a whole 31 days during which a global spotlight is placed on raising awareness around blood pressure. Employing the logic that knowing your numbers is a crucial step towards taking meaningful action on blood pressure, the aim of May Measurement …

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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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