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Understanding Uptake of NHS Health Check: Issues in Monitoring, Primary Health Care Research & Development

RILEY, Victoria, GIDLOW, Christopher and ELLIS, Naomi (2018) Understanding Uptake of NHS Health Check: Issues in Monitoring, Primary Health Care Research & Development. Primary Health Care Research & Development. (In Press)

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NHS Health Check (NHSHC) was implemented as a national cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention programme in April in 2009 (Department of Health, 2008). The original programme remit was to identify and manage CVD risk in adults aged 40 to 74 years. All eligible adults should be invited for an NHSHC, in which CVD risk is assessed based on measurements including blood pressure, cholesterol, and other patient information (e.g., age, gender, family history, smoking status), is discussed, and used as a basis for subsequent intervention, such as lifestyle advice, GP referral or signposting to other services.

The economic modelling for NHSHC was based on uptake of 75%. However, the five-year cumulative data indicate that uptake of NHSHC is well below this target (48.5%, 2013-2018). Uptake has improved as the programme has become more established, but remains an area for attention (Robson et al., 2016).

Item Type: Article
Faculty: School of Life Sciences and Education > Biological Sciences
Depositing User: Library STORE team
Date Deposited: 07 Aug 2018 09:05
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2018 11:20

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