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

22nd May
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 ...

Labels: Albert Mehrabian , Behaviour change , Digital , Health Options software , Motivational Interviewing , My Well Record , NHS Health Check , Programme Standards , Public Health England , Risk communication

May Measurement Month: a global campaign to tackle high blood pressure

27th April
May Measurement Month: a global campaign to tackle high blood pressure

What’s the context? This May will play host to the second annual May Measurement Month, a whole 31 days during which a global spotlight is placed on raising awareness around blood pressure. Employing the logic that knowing your numbers is a ...

Labels: Blood pressure , Cardiovascular disease , Hypertension , Imperial College London , International Society of Hypertension , May Measurement Month , Professor Neil Poulter

Establishing cardiovascular risk with trans individuals using QRISK2

26th March
Establishing cardiovascular risk with trans individuals using QRISK2

  Intro Having supported England’s NHS Health Check Programme for around a decade, Health Diagnostics’ support teams have been exposed to an unparalleled array of queries from providers and commissioners. One of the more common (as well as more challenging) questions that ...

Labels: Cardiovascular disease , CVD , gender , LGBTQ , NHS Health Check , QRISK , trans health

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

16th February
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, ...

Labels: #PreventCVD2018 , CVD prevention , Health Diagnostics , health inequalities , Postcode lottery , Public Health England , Research poster competition

What's on at the CVD Prevention Conference in London on February 8th?

1st February
What's on at the CVD Prevention Conference in London on February 8th?

  With the 2018 CVD Prevention Conference taking place at London’s Oval cricket ground on Feb 8th, Health Diagnostics take a look at what you can expect from the event as well as from us as sponsors and exhibitors: What’s on the 2018 ...

Labels: CVD prevention , Dr Sarah Jarvis , Health Diagnostics , London , National Conference , NHS Health Check , NHS Health Check News , Oval Cricket Ground

Welsh Health Board Integrate Healthy Heart Checks with Social Prescribing

3rd January
Welsh Health Board Integrate Healthy Heart Checks with Social Prescribing

  Background and context Hywel Dda University Health Board, covering mid and West Wales, is the latest area across the region to begin offering health checks to eligible residents in a bid to help improve population health and tackle some of the ...

Labels: Community Connectors , CVD Health Check , Hywel Dda Health Board , NHS Health Check , Pembrokeshire , Social Prescribing , Wales

Imperial College London publish new research into NHS Health Checks

9th August
Imperial College London publish new research into NHS Health Checks

    An outline of ICL's findings Researchers from Imperial College London (ICL) have found that community providers of NHS Health Checks are able to “effectively reach under-served groups by delivering preventive CVD services to younger, more deprived populations, and a representative proportion ...

Labels: Community provision , CVD prevention , Health Diagnostics , health inequalities , Imperial College London , Julie Evason , Maria Woringer , Michael Soljak , NHS Health Check , Outreach

Health Diagnostics' statement on the ransomware attack affecting the NHS

15th May
Health Diagnostics' statement on the ransomware attack affecting the NHS

    As you will no doubt be aware if you work in the health sector, the NHS was recently affected by a cyber-attack that is reported to have since spread to many other organisations, bringing about global repercussions. This statement is to ...

Labels: Cyber security , Cyber-attack , Hack , NHS , Ransomware

Physical health checks for people with mental health difficulties: the why and the how

31st March
Physical health checks for people with mental health difficulties: the why and the how

  The big picture When, in 2014, the NHS published its strategy in the form of the Five Year Forward View, a special emphasis was placed on mapping out a future that “dissolves the classic divide… between physical and mental health”. Despite ...

Labels: Anxiety , Behaviour change , Cardiometabolic health check , Counselling , Depression , Five year forward view , Health and wellbeing , Health Diagnostics , Health Options , Mental health , NHS , NHS Health Check , Public health

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

24th January
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 ...

Labels: CPD certification , Getting serious about prevention , Health Diagnostics , NHS Health Check , NHS Health Check Competence Framework , Public Health England , Training

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