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Evidence

NHS Health Check commissioning

In February 2018, a review of commissioner’s current and potential use of weighted financial remuneration was published along side a number of case studies and top tips. The report includes details of the literature review carried out and provides recommendations for commissioners.

You can download the review from the following link:

NHS Health Check commissioning: Commissioner’s current and potential use of weighted financial remuneration

Emerging evidence on the NHS Health Check: findings and recommendations

On 8 February 2017 the NHS Health Check Expert Scientific and Clinical Advisory Panel published its first report on the emerging evidence. The report summarises the key findings from an evidence synthesis completed by the University of Cambridge and RAND. It also makes important recommendations for practice and research.

You can download both documents from the following links:

Emerging evidence on the NHS Health Check: findings and recommendations

NHS Health Check rapid evidence synthesis

Evaluation of the dementia component

In 2016, PHE commissioned Solutions Research to evaluate practitioners and patients experiences of the dementia component in the NHS Health Check. Findings from this qualitative research can be found in the full report.

NHS Health Check stocktake report

In 2016, Public Health England commissioned Research Works to evaluate local authority commissioners views on:

The findings from this work are available in the full report.

Rapid Appraisals

As part of its role in keeping the evidence under review ESCAP has produced rapid appraisals of scientific papers. Papers are only appraised by ESCAP if they have a) a large sample size b) a robust method and c) achieve a high level of coverage in the media.

National evaluation - May 2016

Inter 99 FAQ - Oct 2014

Inter99 trial - June 2014

Local evaluations

Example service evaluations undertaken by local areas on the programme can be found here

Sponsored Research Programmes

Department of Health

At the beginning of 2012, two small-scale independent studies on the NHS Health Check programme were commissioned by the Department of Health and funded through its Policy Research Programme. The studies aim to provide an early assessment of the programme outcomes since phased implementation began in 2009. Both studies were published in early 2016, one being led by Dr Robson, Barts & the London, Queen Mary's School of Medicine and Dentistry, and the other  by Prof. Majeed, Imperial College London. Both studies are available online:

Robson J, Dostal I, Sheikh A, et al. The NHS Health Check in England: an evaluation of the first 4 years. BMJ Open 2016; 6: e008840. doi:10.1136/ bmjopen-2015-008840

Chang K, Lee J, Eszter P, et al. Impact of the National Health Service Health Check on cardiovascular disease risk: a difference-in-differences matching analysis. CMAJ 2016. DOI:10.1503/ cmaj.151201

Top Tips

Our top tips draw on current evidence and aim to help inform local decisions on how the NHS Health Check programme is delivered.

Top Tips – Talking about Dementia

Top Tips – Increasing take-up 

Top Tips – Maximising impact

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