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dc.contributor.authorRobson, Johnen_US
dc.contributor.authorDostal, Ien_US
dc.contributor.authorMadurasinghe, Ven_US
dc.contributor.authorSheikh, Aen_US
dc.contributor.authorHull, Sen_US
dc.contributor.authorBoomla, Ken_US
dc.contributor.authorPage, Hen_US
dc.contributor.authorGriffiths, Cen_US
dc.contributor.authorEldridge, Sen_US
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-09T14:27:09Z
dc.date.issued2015-01-21en_US
dc.identifier.issn2044-6055en_US
dc.identifier.othere007578
dc.identifier.othere007578
dc.identifier.othere007578
dc.identifier.othere007578en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://qmro.qmul.ac.uk/xmlui/handle/123456789/7881
dc.descriptionThis is an Open Access article distributed in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC BY-NC 4.0) license, which permits others to distribute, remix, adapt, build upon this work noncommercially, and license their derivative works on different terms, provided the original work is properly cited and the use is non-commercial. See: http:// creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
dc.description.abstractObjectives To describe implementation and results from the National Health Service (NHS) Health Check programme. Design Three-year observational open cohort study: 2009–2011. Participants People of age 40–74 years eligible for an NHS Health Check. Setting 139/143 general practices in three east London primary care trusts (PCTs) serving an ethnically diverse and socially disadvantaged population. Method Implementation was supported with education, IT support and performance reports. Tower Hamlets PCT additionally used managed practice networks and prior-stratification to call people at higher cardiovascular (CVD) risk first. Main outcomes measures Attendance, proportion of high-risk population on statins and comorbidities identified. Results Coverage 2009, 2010, 2011 was 33.9% (31 878/10 805), 60.6% (30 757/18 652) and 73.4% (21 194/28 890), respectively. Older people were more likely to attend than younger people. Attendance was similar across deprivation quintiles and was in accordance with population distributions of black African/Caribbean, South Asian and White ethnic groups. 1 in 10 attendees were at high-CVD risk (20% or more 10-year risk). In the two PCTs stratifying risk, 14.3% and 9.4% of attendees were at high-CVD risk compared to 8.6% in the PCT using an unselected invitation strategy. Statin prescription to people at high-CVD risk was higher in Tower Hamlets 48.9%, than in City and Hackney 23.1% or Newham 20.2%. In the 6 months following an NHS Health Check, 1349 new cases of hypertension, 638 new cases of diabetes and 89 new cases of chronic kidney disease (CKD) were diagnosed. This represents 1 new case of hypertension per 38 Checks, 1 new case of diabetes per 80 Checks and 1 new case of CKD per 568 Checks. Conclusions Implementation of the NHS Health Check programme in these localities demonstrates limited success. Coverage and treatment of those at high-CVD risk could be improved. Targeting invitations to people at high-CVD risk and managed practice networks in Tower Hamlets improved performanceen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherBMJ Publishing Groupen_US
dc.relation.ispartofBMJ Openen_US
dc.subjectNational Health Serviceen_US
dc.subjectNHS Health Checken_US
dc.subjectcardiovascular diseaseen_US
dc.subjectCVD risk factorsen_US
dc.subjectprimary care trustsen_US
dc.titleThe NHS Health Check programme: implementation in east London 2009-2011en_US
dc.typeArticle
dc.identifier.doi10.1136/bmjopen-2015-007578en_US
pubs.editionearly view onlineen_US
pubs.issue4en_US
pubs.notesNo embargoen_US
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden_US
pubs.publisher-urlhttp://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/5/4/e007578.full#aff-1en_US
pubs.volume5en_US


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