Event Details

This course is for Practice Nurses, Healthcare Assistants, Nurse Associates and Nurse Associate Trainee’s who are new to the area of NHS Health Checks.

Prerequisites

  • Ability to perform venepuncture
  • Ability to perform blood pressure (manual and automatic
  • Ability to take a weight / height and calculate BMI

The Day will run from 9.30 – 15.30 and include a 1 hour lunchbreak.

  1. Understand the NHS Health Check (NHS HC) within the context of National ‘Best Practice’ Guidance.
  2. Review the 4 key components of the NHS Health Checks within the program standards. How is this structured in practice?
  3. Outline processes required as part of the ‘initial assessment’ – how can we manage this initial consultation?
  4. Discuss how we can calculate and communicate level of risk to individual patients.
  5. Examine lifestyle interventions that are relevant to all levels of calculated risk, and how we can tailor this to patients identified as having risk factors.
  6. Consider when to signpost for individuals who may be at higher risk of CVD.
  7. Consider how hypertension, type 2 diabetes. Atrial fibrillation, hypercholesterolaemia and cirrhosis may be risk assessed during an NHS HC.
  8. Look at the NHS HC Competency Framework and how we can use this going back into practice.
  9. Discuss how we can increase uptake for NHS HC’s

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Cancellations with a full refund will be accepted up to and including 15 days prior to the event.  Any refund request for places cancelled after this date will not be refunded.