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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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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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Communicating CVD risk: face-to-face contact and the NHS Health Check

The current context In Public Health England’s latest NHS Health Check Programme Standards, published in December 2017, the question of risk communication is addressed in unambiguous terms. Despite the clear emphasis that these standards place on communicating risk in a face-to-face format, the team at Health Diagnostics have, over the years, encountered providers employing a …

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Health Diagnostics win research poster competition at PHE’s 2018 CVD Prevention Conference

Health Diagnostics are delighted to announce that our research poster was selected as the winning entry at Public Health England’s 2018 CVD Prevention Conference. This year’s conference took place at the Kia Oval in London and accommodated over 500 delegates, all of whom are involved in the area of cardiovascular disease prevention. Despite being up …

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The effect of CPD certified NHS Health Check training on knowledge levels

The research detailed here has been selected as a featured poster presentation at Public Health England’s 2017 conference.   INTRODUCTION: Since the publication of the NHS Health Check Competence Framework in 2014, an increasing emphasis has been placed on the requirement for service providers to undergo quality-assured training that ensures key competencies are understood and adhered to. …

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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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