NHS Health Checks

The NHS Health Check is a national programme for people aged 40 – 74 years that assesses a person’s risk of developing diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease and stroke. It then provides the person with tailored support to help prevent the condition, advising on lifestyle changes to reduce their risk. Nationally, there are over 15 million people in this age group who should be offered an NHS Health Check once every five years, and local authorities are responsible for commissioning NHS Health Checks.

NHS Cambridgeshire has commissioned the health check service. This is only available for limited pharmacies. If you are interested in offering this service please contact us – supportofficer@cambslpc.org.uk

Service Specification & Contract Details
Training Requirements

Pharmacy Staff involved in carrying out the NHS Health Check should have received training and hold the following competencies:

• Infection Control • Calculation and Communication of risk • Lifestyle Advice • Audit C  • Motivational Interviewing  • Data collection, storage and reporting • Phlebotomy and Point of Care testing for lipids and HbA1c (including quality controls) • Motivational interviewing / health coaching

Please note a rolling training programme to support the delivery of NHS Health Checks is available in 2019/20. It will include all the areas indicated above and others identified through assessment of training needs. This training is commissioned by Cambridgeshire County Council Public Health and is free of charge to Pharmacies.  To enquire or to book please email: shaun.birdsall@cambridgeshire.gov.uk

Service Contacts

Any queries please contact Shaun Birdsall – shaun.birdsall@cambridgeshire.gov.uk

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Useful Documents & Links

The NHS Health Check leaflet is available to download in other formats and languages from www.healthcheck.nhs.uk

You can order hard copies of leaflets and further resources free of charge by contacting Cambridgeshire Health Promotion Resources Library on 01223 699952 or hpresources@cambridgeshiregov.uk.

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