Due to the cuts to the public health grant to local authorities in 2015/16 a decision was made to suspend the NHS Healthchecks programme delivered through GP practices.
The suspension was lifted in September 2017 and GP practices that are offering NHS Healthchecks are listed here
If the GP practice you are registered to is not on the list we would recommend that the patient requested a NHS Healthcheck is offered any of the following:
- The individual can be signposted towards the NHS Heart Age test which is available online, and covers some common aspects of the NHS Healthcheck https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/for-your-body/check-your-health/heart-age-test/
- If the individual has concerns about their lifestyle, even if the GP practice doesn’t offer a NHS Healthcheck a conversation about the concerns they have about their lifestyle can be helpful and signposting towards any local support services such as our Lifestyle service: https://www.onesmallstep.org.uk/
- The individual can contact Public Health Devon by calling 01392 383000 to discuss alternative opportunities