Delivery of the NHS Health Check

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Course Delivery & Duration

The module begins with a mandatory one-day workshop followed by 16 weeks of self-managed, directed study. The accredited course can be used as part of our Cert. HE Primary Care qualification.

The non-accredited course consists of the one day workshop.

Suitable For

Administration Staff, GP, Health Care Assistant, Non-Clinical Receptionist, Nurse, Registered Healthcare Practitioners, Paramedic


Teesside University Certificate of Credit: Delivery of the NHS Health Check 10 Credits Level 4

Outline Content

This module gives practical guidance to health care practitioners, (e.g. health care assistants, support workers, health trainers, pharmacists, nurses, private providers) who will be involved in the delivery of the NHS Health Check.  The module enhances knowledge and skills to deliver a cardiovascular risk assessment to the eligible population in England between the ages of 40-74 years without existing cardiovascular disease.

The NHS Health Check is explained as a systematic process from eligibility criteria, risk assessment, identification of an individual’s chances of developing cardiovascular disease, diabetes and kidney disease, communication risk, lifestyle interventions and referral to relevant health care professional.

Entry Criteria

Students must be working in an area where they have contact with eligible clients.


To further develop practitioners’ knowledge and skills in the use of the NHS Health Check programme to facilitate the cardiovascular assessment of the eligible population.

Learning Outcomes

  • Use interpersonal and communication skills to clarify tasks and identify and rectify issues while performing NHS Health Checks
  • Operate competently and responsibly in digital environments
  • Understand competing perspectives that inform decisions and articulate reasons for own decisions using outcomes from NHS Health Check
  • Develop a broader understanding of the knowledge base to identify principles underlying theoretical frameworks and begin to identify strengths and weaknesses, following national and local guidelines
  • Identify a well-defined focus for enquiry and undertake investigative strategies using a defined range of methods
  • Collect information and data from a variety of sources and articulate findings in an appropriate format, recording results from the NHS Health Check
  • Provide informed solutions to standard problems in familiar contexts, for example signposting
  • Analyse a range of information and judge the reliability of data and information using predefined techniques
  • Operate under supervision in a range of varied but predictable contexts
  • Reflect on performance of tasks that may be complex and non-routine
  • Be aware of ethical issues in relation to personal beliefs and values when dealing with patients undergoing an HNS Health Check

Section Headings

  • The NHS Health Check
  • Eligible population
  • Risk factors
  • Risk engines
  • Cardiovascular risk assessment
  • Hypertension risk assessment
  • Diabetes risk assessment
  • Chronic kidney disease (CKD)
  • Dementia awareness
  • Consent
  • Alcohol assessment
  • National guidelines
  • Ethical interventions
  • Communication of risk
  • Lifestyle interventions
  • Signposting
  • Introduction to academic writing


Summative assessment is a 2,000-word case study focusing on the NHS Health Check of a person eligible for the programme (accredited course only).