NHS Health Check aims to reduce avoidable premature mortality through early identification and management of risk factors and early detection of disease among people age 40–74. The LCS specification attached contains further details.
GP practices should continue targeting high-risk groups, including eligible patients on Mental Health and/or Learning Disability Registers, and those with an estimated high risk of CVD (QRisk2 score >20%).
Health Check Follow Up - Lifestyle Services
Following a health check at the GP practice, patients can be referred into various services that they are eligible for, including:
Adult Weight Management – help to lose weight
Smokefreelife Camden – help to stop smoking
Camden Alcohol Service – advice about drinking
WISH+ – link to free smoke detectors, well and warm home visits, energy advice, help for older and disabled people and much more
Lung function test – for lung health
iCope – help for peple who feel stressed, anxious or depressed
Refer to the GP Handbook for details of the referral pathways.
IT Tools to support NHS Health Checks
Camden resident or registered with Camden GP
Not had a NHS Health Check within the last 5 years
Not have a diagnosis or documentation of:
Coronary heart disease
Chronic kidney disease (CKD stages 3–5)
Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA)
Peripheral Arterial Disease
Those currently prescribed statins should also be excluded from the programme as they are being already regularly monitored in primary care.