NHS Health Checks


The NHS Health Check service is now being offered in community pharmacies as well as GP surgeries.

The NHS Health Check is for adults in England between the ages of 40 and 74 is a screening service designed to predict the 10 year risk of a patient developing heart disease so that they may be offered lifestyle advice and intervention where necessary.

Attached are the documents needed for outreach events Registration for off site delivery. Also the new Diabetes filter and Diabetes UK risk score forms Health Checks at Community Events, DiabetesRiskScore_form.

If you are interested in offering NHS Health Checks in your pharmacy please contact Public Health for details of how to sign up.

Alcohol Screening

Many pharmacies already include alcohol advice in their Health Checks but this is now officially part of the check. Please find attached the full Audit-C questions AUDIT-C and Full Audit Questions.

Dementia Screening

A new requirement for the NHS Health check is to offer appropriate information on dementia to patients between 65 and 74 years of age.

The advice should take no more than 2 minutes and is to be accompanied by the Health Check dementia leaflet for the patient to take away.

The NHS Health Check dementia awareness training can be found here: www.healthcheck.nhs.uk/increasing-dementia-awareness-training-resource/

 

Reporting of NHS Health Check results is now through PharmOutcomes – a paper template version of the form can be found here: NHS Health Check template form, this must be entered on the online reporting system to receive payment. Contracts, resources and SOPs can also be found on the left hand side of the PharmOutcomes online form once you have logged in.