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|Title:||A retrospective evaluation of the NHS Health Check Programme in a multi ethnic population|
Bodicoat, D. H.
Ashra, N. B.
Davies, M. J.
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press for Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom, Faculty of Public Health|
|Citation:||Journal of Public Health, 2015|
|Abstract:||Background The NHS Health Check Programme was introduced in 2009 to improve primary prevention of coronary heart disease, stroke, diabetes and chronic kidney disease; however, there has been debate regarding the impact. We present a retrospective evaluation of Leicester City Clinical Commissioning Group. Methods Data are reported on diagnosis of type 2 diabetes, hypertension, chronic kidney disease, high risk of type 2 diabetes and high risk of cardiovascular disease. Data on management following the Health Check is also reported. Results Over a five year period 53, 799 health checks were performed, 16, 388 (30%) people were diagnosed with at least one condition when diagnosis of being at high risk of cardiovascular disease was defined as ≥20% . This figure increased to 43% when diagnosis of high cardiovascular risk ≥10% was included. Of the 3,063 (5.7%) individuals diagnosed with type 2 diabetes 54 % were prescribed metformin and 26% were referred for structured education. Of the 5,797 (10.8%) individuals diagnosed at high risk of cardiovascular disease (≥20%) 64% were prescribed statins. Conclusion A high proportion of new cases of people at risk of cardiovascular disease were identified by the NHS Health Check Programme. Data suggest that this has translated into appropriate preventative measures.|
|Rights:||Archived with reference to SHERPA/RoMEO and publisher website. This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in Journal of Public Health following peer review. The version of record Journal of Public Health (2015) is available online at: http://jpubhealth.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2015/08/26/pubmed.fdv115|
|Appears in Collections:||Published Articles, Dept. of Health Sciences|
Published Articles, Dept. of Cardiovascular Sciences
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