Public Health England drive to improve coverage of Health Checks

Public Health England has launched a drive to improve the coverage of the NHS Health Checks scheme in order to reach its goal of providing them to 15 million patients by 2018/2019.

The body has a goal of inviting 20% more eligible people locally each year, and will soon launch a 10-point plan to help local authorities to start offering NHS Health Checks.

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has urged patients to take up the offer of an NHS Health Check and ‘start thinking more seriously about their health’, in a publicity campaign aimed at trying to increase uptake of the Government’s flagship programme.