Prevention

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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The beating heart of cricket: free health checks at cricket matches with Boundaries For Life

Introduction and context Sport, in its many different forms, occupies a uniquely prominent place in modern life. Dominating broadcasting schedules and enjoyed by billions around the world, the impacts of sport reach far and wide, bringing together people from all different backgrounds in shared appreciation and support. This article focuses on an exciting initiative that’s …

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Health Diagnostics’ reflections on the NHS Health Check Conference, 2016

  On the 1st March 2016, Public Health England (PHE) hosted the third NHS Health Check National Conference at London’s Oval. With individuals attending from across local government, academia, business, and charity sectors, the turn-out was excellent and the conversations diverse. In this blog, we’ll run through some of the conference’s key highlights, signposting to …

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Delivering community NHS Health Checks through leisure services

    For a number of councils up and down the country, leisure services play a central role in providing public health programmes and promoting wellbeing. Nowhere is this more evident than in East Riding of Yorkshire. With a large and predominantly rural population, East Riding council has been faced with some unique challenges around …

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