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NHS Health Check 2018-19 eligible population

As we enter a new financial year it is time to revise NHS Health Check five year eligible population (TEP) figures.

Figures for each local authority 2018-19 TEP have been calculated by PHE using the latest available Office of National Statistics data (mid-2016 ONS resident population estimates) minus the estimated number of people on existing disease registers. 

To estimate the number of people on existing disease registers and therefore not eligible for a NHS Health Check, the age and sex specific weightings used in the NHS Health Check Ready Reckoner tool were applied to local population.

PHE estimates for your local authority can be found in the NHS Health Check TEP spreadsheet.

You do not need to do anything if you are happy with the latest estimates calculated by PHE.

If local authorities are able to identify their eligible population from local general practice clinical systems or have undertaken a more accurate assessment of their eligible population, PHE will consider a revised figure. 

Online Portal - Launching April 2018

An online portal is currently being developed for local authorities to submit revised figures and evidence on their eligible population. This will be available on this webpage from early April 2018.

Local authorities will need to upload the following to the online portal:

Evidence on how revised eligible population figures were calculated must be provided to PHE. Requests will be considered by a sub-group of the NHS Health Check Data, Intelligence and Information Governance group. 

The deadline to submit revised total eligible population estimates for your local authority is Tuesday 5 June 2018.

Please contact nhshealthchecks.mailbox@phe.gov.uk with any queries.


2017-18 total eligible population consultation

Public Health England launched a consultation in December 2017 on the methodology to estimate the total eligible population and to report activity after 2017-18.

Consultation on the methodology to estimate the total eligible population and to report activity after 2017-18

(This consultation closed on 25 January 2018)


2016-17 total eligible population - Methodological changes

From Quarter 1 of financial year 2016-17 (data published 25 August 2016), the total population eligible for a NHS Health Check was estimated using a slightly different method. 

Previously, it was estimated that 30% of residents aged 40-74 were not eligible for a NHS Health Check as they would already be on a cardiovascular disease (CVD) register.  

Following a methodology review, the fixed rate of 30% has been changed to better reflect the age-sex population profile of each local authority, by applying national age-specific rates of the population on a CVD register to the local authority population. 

Age-specific rates were sourced from the published NHS Health Check Ready Reckoner.  Population data for 2014 were obtained from the Office of National Statistics. 

In addition - as in previous years - local authorities were invited to amend their 2016-17 total eligible population if more accurate modelling was available locally.

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