Category list : Annual health check
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Councils can do more to encourage older people to attend NHS health checks as part of their new public health role, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has said.
Over-40s health checks dubbed 'waste of time'Subscription
Health checks offered to millions of people over 40 are a waste of time and could lead to people taking medicines unnecessarily, the head of the Royal College of GPs has said.
NHS checks 'could save 650 lives'Subscription
More than 650 lives a year could be saved if there was full take-up of NHS health checks, health secretary Jeremy Hunt has said.
The NHS could “emulate” the superhead model used to turn around failing schools to tackle poor performance in the NHS, health secretary Jeremy Hunt has told HSJ.
Health secretary Jeremy Hunt is backing the introduction of an Ofsted-style rating system for hospitals and care homes in an attempt to end a “crisis of care” in parts of the system.
PERFORMANCE: NHS Bournemouth and Poole has been found guilty of breaching the Data Protection Act for passing patient information to a company it had commissioned to carry out NHS health checks.
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A new online guide highlights how spatial planners can integrate health into local plans and practice to help improve public health in the local area, as Richard Powell and Andrew Ross explain.
Heart check target surpassed Subscription
The target for heart check-ups in Scotland last year was smashed as the NHS screened 75 per cent more people than expected.
The chief executive of a troubled NHS trust recently remarked to me: “The problem was, we thought we worked for the regulators, not for our patients.”