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

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

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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
Pages1
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 9 Sep 2014
EventSociety for Academic Primary Care: Meeting Global Challenges - University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK United Kingdom
Duration: 9 Jul 201411 Jul 2014

Conference

ConferenceSociety for Academic Primary Care: Meeting Global Challenges
Country/TerritoryUK United Kingdom
CityEdinburgh
Period9/07/1411/07/14

Keywords

  • NHS Health Checks
  • Ethnography
  • Community outreach
  • inequalities

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