The primary purpose of the NHS Health Check is to reduce the burden of preventable morbidity and mortality due to CVD in England, and to reduce health inequalities. It is a national risk assessment and management programme for those aged 40–74 years living in England, who do not have an existing vascular disease, and who are not currently treated for certain risk factors.
It is aimed at preventing heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and kidney disease and raining awareness of dementia for those aged 65-74 years and includes an alcohol risk assessment; assesses individual risk of developing these conditions; early detection and management of risk factors; early detection of disease; manage/change their level of risk by offering individually tailored support and advice.
North Derbyshire GP federation have successfully held this contract for the last three years. We have recently obtained a new contract for a further three years until April 2021.