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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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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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Health Diagnostics’ statement on the ransomware attack affecting the NHS

    As you will no doubt be aware if you work in the health sector, the NHS was recently affected by a cyber-attack that is reported to have since spread to many other organisations, bringing about global repercussions. This statement is to offer our partners assurances that Health Diagnostics have in place the utmost security …

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Physical health checks for people with mental health difficulties: the why and the how

  The big picture When, in 2014, the NHS published its strategy in the form of the Five Year Forward View, a special emphasis was placed on mapping out a future that “dissolves the classic divide… between physical and mental health”. Despite having been “set in stone almost since 1948”, a wave of recent evidence …

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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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