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NHS Health Check

The national NHS Health Check is designed to spot early signs of stroke, kidney disease, heart disease, type 2 diabetes or dementia.

The NHS Health Check includes:

  • A blood test
  • The collection of additional risk assessment data to calculate a QRISK2 score, including age, gender, postcode, ethnicity, smoking status, physical activity GPPAQ score, diet, BMI, BP and medical history
  • A manual pulse check for patients aged 65+ to assess for presence of AF
  • The communication of the risk score to patients, including a full explanation of results, tailored to the individual needs of the patient
  • Lifestyle advice and risk factor management and medication as appropriate, including referral to appropriate lifestyle services
  • Administration of the Audit-C screening tool for alcohol consumption
  • Raising awareness of Dementia and signposting to memory clinics for patients aged 65+
  • Movement onto disease registers and follow up as required

Following an NHS Health Check at the practice, patients can be referred in to the following services:

Specification Document

NHS Health Check LCS specification 2021-22

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Public Health LCS Covid-19 guidance (and Q3 payment update)

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Jan 21st, 2021

Jan 21st, 2021

Last updated: Apr 1st, 2021
Review date: Mar 31st, 2022