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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

Learning from Berkshire’s award-winning NHS Health Check nurses

3rd October
Learning from Berkshire’s award-winning NHS Health Check nurses

  A service recognised as superior In this month’s blog, we focus in on an award-winning team of nurses working across Berkshire to deliver NHS Health Checks. In recognition of their excellent standards of nursing care, the Royal College of Nurses recently ...

Labels: Berkshire , Blood pressure , Cardiovascular disease , Community outreach , Diabetes , NHS Health Check , Nursing , Public health , Royal College of Nursing , Wokingham , Woosehill Surgery

London boroughs link up to tackle the city’s health inequalities

1st August
London boroughs link up to tackle the city’s health inequalities

    The context within the Tri-Borough area With some of the highest average house prices in the UK, the Tri-Borough area in Central London (which includes Kensington & Chelsea, Hammersmith & Fulham and Westminster) is firmly associated with affluence in the minds ...

Labels: Community outreach , Hammersmith & Fulham , health inequalities , Kensington & Chelsea , Living Well , London Health Trainers , NHS Health Check , Public health , Tri-Borough , Turning Point , Westminster

Men's health and premature mortality: physical and mental dimensions

19th June
Men's health and premature mortality: physical and mental dimensions

    Whilst it’s widely acknowledged that women tend to live longer than their male counterparts (latest UK life expectancy data puts the female average at 82.9 years and the male average at 79.3 years), what is less well known are the ...

Labels: All man , Cardiovascular disease , Grayson Perry , health inequalities , Men's health , Men's health week , North East , Suicide

Workplace health: why invest and what are the leading examples?

18th May
Workplace health: why invest and what are the leading examples?

  What’s does sickness absence cost the UK? According to an independent review carried out for the Government, the figure is staggeringly high. With all things considered – including lost productivity, time spent on sickness absence management and healthcare – sickness absence ...

Labels: Dame Carol Black , Health , Health check , Local Government Association , Michael Marmot , Newcastle City Council , NHS England , NHS Health Check , Workplace

Accredited NHS Health Check training: Health Diagnostics’ one-day course achieves CPD certification

21st March
Accredited NHS Health Check training: Health Diagnostics’ one-day course achieves CPD certification

  Health Diagnostics are pleased to announce that our training course for delivering cardiovascular health checks has been CPD certified following a rigorous accreditation process. Anyone completing the one-day course is now eligible to register 6.5 CPD hours for having done ...

Labels: Accredited NHS Health Check training , Cholesterol testing , CPD , Health Diagnostics , Health Options software , NHS Health Check Competence Framework , Nursing and Midwifery Council

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