NHS Health Check Programme Rapid Evidence Synthesis

Published in: NHS Health Check website (http://www.healthcheck.nhs.uk), February 2017

Posted on RAND.org on May 10, 2017

by Juliet A. Usher-Smith, J. Mant, Adam Martin, Emma Harte, Calum MacLure, Catherine Meads, Catherine L. Saunders, Simon Griffin, Fiona Walter, Kathryn Lawrence, et al.

The NHS Health Check programme, introduced in 2009, is the largest current prevention initiative in England. Literature which evaluates the first eight years of the NHS Health Checks programme, has been published. Although literature on the NHS Health Checks programme during its first eight years was published, no evidence synthesis had been conducted during that period. In 2016, Public Health England commissioned the Primary Care Unit at the University of Cambridge and RAND Europe to conduct an independent rapid evidence synthesis of the NHS Health Check programme. The evidence synthesis focused on the delivery, experience, uptake, attendance and health outcomes of NHS Health Check programme. We produced a descriptive quantitative synthesis and a thematic qualitative synthesis of the data.

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