Scrutiny and NHS health check: understanding data briefing

Posted on 01/01/2012 by Su Turner. Tags: , ,

Raising questions that areas wishing to review their NHS Health Check service can use to help them understand their local data.

The NHS Health Check programme aims to help prevent heart disease, stroke, diabetes, kidney disease and certain types of dementia. Everyone between the ages of 40 and 74, who has not already been diagnosed with one of these conditions or have certain risk factors, will be invited (once every five years) to have a check to assess their riskof developing one of the above conditions; and will begiven support and advice to help them reduce or manage that risk.

About the Author: Su Turner

CfGS has a wealth of experience in supporting the governance and scrutiny of safeguarding, children’s services and education, for more information please contact us by emailing: This page was originally authored by Su Turner, formerly Director of Children and Young People, who left CfGS in April 2017.