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Public Health England publishes latest statistics on NHS Health Check

Public Health England has today published the latest data on NHS Health Check. This is the first data release since responsibility for the programme moved from primary care trusts to local authorities in April 2013 and covers activity in April, May and June 2013.

Data released today found 598,876 NHS Health Checks were offered in the first quarter of 2013/14 and a total of 286,717 people received an NHS Health Check in the same period. Across England, average uptake was 47.9%.  This compares with an average of 47.5% for the first quarter of 2012/13. The range of the percentage of appointments offered and received in quarter one, 2013/14 is shown in table 1. This includes the five local authorities where 0 offers were recorded and four local authorities where 0 appointments received were recorded.

Professor Kevin Fenton, Director of Health and Wellbeing for Public Health England said:

“This is a promising start and it is very encouraging that there has been no loss of ground during transition. However, there is still much work to do and the challenge is to now move faster and further, making sure programmes are accessible and uptake is increased. There is a huge burden of disease associated with conditions that can be avoided by modifying our behaviour and lifestyles and taking early action; this is what the NHS Health Check programme aims to do, why it’s a priority and why Public Health England has a ten point action plan of support.”

“Publishing information about offers and take up helps local authorities to commission effective programmes and help people locally to see the position in their area. These statistics show local programmes have held steady over the handover period from the former primary care trusts to local government.”

People can find the latest data on their council’s programme through a new, easy to use interactive map on the NHS Health Check website http://www.healthcheck.nhs.uk including:

Nationally, there are 15,323,148 people aged 40-74 who should be offered an NHS Health Check once every five years.

Historical data for 2012/13 and 2011/12 can be found here.

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