Health checks (BHR)

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Project Summary

The Barking and Dagenham, Havering & Redbridge Health check project uses a DDS query to identify all individuals who are eligible for an NHS Health Check.

Eligible patients are offered a health check once in a five year period and then recalled every five years from the date on which the previous health check was offered.

Project population

All patients registered with Barking & Dagenham, Havering, or Redbridge localities.

Project cohort

All patients aged between 40-74 years with no pre-existing conditions and who haven't had a health check in the previous five years.

Project criteria

The pre-existing conditions checked are:

  • coronary heart disease
  • chronic kidney disease (CKD) that has been classified as stage 3, 4 or 5 within the meaning of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) clinical guideline 182 on CKD
  • diabetes
  • hypertension
  • atrial fibrillation
  • transient ischaemic attack
  • hypercholesterolemia
  • heart failure
  • peripheral arterial disease
  • stroke

Plus any patients who:

  • are currently being prescribed statins for the purpose of lowering cholesterol.
  • have previously had an NHS Health Check, or any other check undertaken through the health service in England, and found to have a 20% or higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease over the next 10 years.

Data state

Patient identifiable

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