NHS Health Check - e-Learning for Healthcare
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About the NHS Health Check programme

NHS Health Check is a web-based learning resource for staff involved in the delivery of the NHS Health Check which is a core part of the national programme for prevention. This learning resource was developed by Health Education England’s local team in the West Midlands, in collaboration with Public Health England West Midlands, to provide the knowledge and resources that underpin the activities associated with conducting an effective NHS Health Check for the population aged 40-74 years old, in accordance with DH Standard Operating Procedures for NHS Health Checks (DH 2008). Updated in 2014, the tool reflects the changes introduced to the NHS Health Check programme in the context of the Health and Social Care Act 2012.

The tool is aimed primarily at health trainers, pharmacy staff, and health care assistants.

Open access sessions

  • Introduction from Jamie Waterall

    Jamie Waterall, National Lead of NHS Health Check Programme, NHS England, provides an overview of this e-Learning programme.

  • The Health Check Process

    An overview of the NHS Health Check process

  • Skills – Point of Care Cholesterol Testing

    Outlines the skills involved in carrying out point of care cholesterol testing.

  • Height, Weight and Waist

    Outlines the skills involved in measuring the height, weight and waist of patients.

  • History Taking

    Outlines the skills involved in medical history taking. 

  • Pulse Rate, Rhythm and Blood Pressure

    Outlines the skills involved in measuring the pulse rate, rhythm and blood pressure of patients.

  • Willingness to Change

    Outlines the issues in identifying the willingness to make behavioural change in response to health risks

  • Alcohol

    Outlines the issues in changing alcohol drinking patterns. 

  • Nutrition

    Outlines the issues in changing dieting behaviour. 

  • Physical Activity

    Outlines the issues in encouraging more physical activity. 

  • Smoking

    Outlines the issues in encouraging smoking cessation. 

  • Conclusion

    Jamie Waterall, National Lead of NHS Health Check Programme, NHS England, provides a short conclusion to this e-Learning programme.

  • Assessment

    NHS Health Check Quiz

How to access

In order to access any e-LfH programme, you will need an e-LfH account. If you do not have one, then you can register by selecting the Register button below.

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If you already have an account with e-LfH, then you can enrol on to the NHS Health Check programme by logging in to the e-LfH Hub, selecting My Account > Enrolment and selecting the programme. You can then access the programme immediately in the My e-Learning section.

NHS healthcare staff in England

The NHS Health Check programme is also available via the Electronic Staff Record (ESR). Accessing this e-Learning via ESR means that your completions will transfer with you throughout your NHS career.

Further details are available here.

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