An Ethnographic Account of the Benefits and Challenges of Providing NHS Health Checks at Community Outreach Events

Nicola Coghill, Ruth Riley, Jeremy Horwood, Gene Feder, Alan A Montgomery

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Abstract

NHS Health Checks are currently being offered to patients aged 40-74 years who are not on a relevant disease register. The main aim is to identify those at risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), kidney disease or diabetes and tackle health inequalities.
People from most black, minority ethnic (BME) populations are at greater risk of diabetes and stroke compared to the majority population, yet uptake of health checks is lower in BME communities. Outreach or community based health checks aim to increase uptake within these communities.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 26 Feb 2015
EventNHS Health Checks - Improvement through Collaboration - The Royal Armouries, Leeds, Leeds, UK United Kingdom
Duration: 25 Feb 201525 Feb 2015

Conference

ConferenceNHS Health Checks - Improvement through Collaboration
CountryUK United Kingdom
CityLeeds
Period25/02/1525/02/15

Keywords

  • NHS Health Checks
  • inequalities in health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Professions(all)
  • Medicine(all)

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    Coghill, N., Riley, R., Horwood, J., Feder, G., & Montgomery, A. A. (2015). An Ethnographic Account of the Benefits and Challenges of Providing NHS Health Checks at Community Outreach Events. Poster session presented at NHS Health Checks - Improvement through Collaboration, Leeds, UK United Kingdom.