NHS Health Check

NHS Health Check Programme Government Review: Tracing the Developments to Date

In January 2019, the NHS released its new Long Term Plan (LTP) in which it identified cardiovascular disease (CVD) as being the biggest single area that the NHS can save lives over the coming decade. According to the plan, up to 150,000 heart attacks, strokes and dementia cases could be saved over the coming 10 …

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VIDEO: Understanding and operating QRISK2 to communicate CVD risk (part 2)

VIDEO: Understanding and using QRISK2 to communicate CVD risk (part 2) Building on our previous blog post, this content completes our 2-part series on training and cardiovascular risk. Watch the video to see Health Diagnostics’ Training & Development Lead, Geoff Curtis, give a brief 10 minute training session on QRISK2. The effective communication of CVD …

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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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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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