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Training and development tools

The pages in the "Training" submenu contain a range of resources in addition to the materials below to help commissioners and providers ensure that the workforce delivering the NHS Health Check have the competencies required.

Regardless of how commissioners choose to deliver the NHS Health Check programme, they should consider workforce training and capacity. This will support in ensuring the quality of the service delivered.

Competency Framework

The NHS Health Check Competency Framework sets out the core, clinical skills and programme competencies required to carry out a NHS Health Check.

Whilst the NHS Health Check can be delivered in a variety of settings by different healthcare professionals, all those delivering the check should hold these competencies. The Competency Framework should be used as the template for minimum standards when developing any training packages for people who deliver the check.

Learner and Assessor Workbook

The NHS Health Check Learner and Assessor Workbook accompanies the Competency Framework. The workbook supports commissioners and providers of the NHS Health Check to assess and evidence their staff’s skills against the required competencies and can be used as a tool to identify any training gaps.

This offers commissioners and providers the reassurance of a consistent approach to following best practice and achieving the minimum standards.

NHS Health Check Training Hub

The NHS Health Check training hub, presented as a townscape, brings together existing free e-Learning and other useful resources relevant to the NHS Health Check. Different topic areas can be accessed by clicking on the locations within the scene. The hub is freely available for anybody to access but is primarily aimed at practitioners delivering NHS Health Checks. The hub is a useful tool to help practitioners refresh their knowledge and is intended to compliment, not replace, locally commissioned training.

To access the training hub please click here.


Page reviewed: 20/12/2022