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NHS over-40s health check: how nurses can make it bigger and better

It was never just for the worried well, but now a major revamp will extend its reach
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It was never just for the worried well, but now a major revamp will extend its reach

  • The NHS Health Check programme is here to stay, but uptake is patchy and a review will look at how to improve it
  • Some say the cardiovascular focus of the checks should be widened to encompass other non-communicable disease risk, as well as mental health
  • Nurses will deliver more personalised interventions, with the option of online health checks

When he worked in front-line practice, Jamie Waterall confesses, he would not have had a clue about just how potent prevention actually is.

Now as deputy chief nurse for Public Health England, he knows only too well – which is one of the reasons he is such a big fan of the NHS Health Check programme, which is currently

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