(22nd July 2013)
NHS Health Checks Public Health England (PHE) has published 'NHS Health Check implementation review and action plan'. The review found that checking 40-74-year-olds' blood pressure, cholesterol, weight and lifestyle could identify problems earlier and prevent 650 deaths, 1,600 heart attacks and 4,000 cases of diabetes a year. The ten-point action plan aims to help councils roll out the Health Checks to 20 per cent of their eligible local population a year -15 million people by 2018/19. PHE will also soon launch a website where it will be possible to show how many Health Check offers are being made by each local authority. In the future it will also be possible to look up the details of your nearest NHS Health Check service.
Our diabetes research produced the The Handbook for Vascular Risk Assessment, Risk Reduction and Risk Management in 2008 and 2012 - a significant part of the evidence base for the NHS Health Checks.
Download the Handbook Below