NHS Health Checks

Newcastle drive public health outcomes by widening provision of services

“Central to improving people’s health and well-being is empowerment of individuals and communities”. This is the basic argument of Sir Michael Marmot’s new book The Health Gap and one that is eminently understood by those pioneering public health services in Newcastle. With high rates of non-communicable disease however (Newcastle is ranked 127th out of 150 …

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Health Options® V.9: Driving NHS Health Checks with Call and Recall

This month we’re delighted to announce the release of Health Options® Version 9, the very latest in IT solutions for delivering and administering NHS Health Checks. Health Options® V.9 represents the culmination of over ten year’s experience in the public health sector, throughout which we’ve aspired to create intuitive IT solutions that give complete support …

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Diabetes prevention: the national picture and the local pioneers

  The challenge posed by diabetes The burden of diabetes presents one of the greatest public health challenges of our generation. According to Bridget Turner – Director of Policy and Care Improvement at Diabetes UK – there are currently over 3.2 million people in our country living with diabetes; 90% of this 3.2 million have Type …

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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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