This site is intended for health professionals only

At the heart of general practice since 1960

pul jul aug2020 cover 80x101px
Read the latest issue online

Independents' Day

Report this comment to a moderator

Please fill in the form below if you think a comment is unsuitable. Your comments will be sent to our moderator for review.

Report comment to moderator

Required fields.


Local council strips GP practices of NHS Health Checks


Oh please, please take NHS healthchecks away from us! Biggest waste of time ever. We do opportunistic screening anyway in a much more targeted way, and I have no problem with that - the obese person walking into my room gets an HbA1c and cholesterol check and BP check anyway. But please stop us having to do 5 yearly exhaustive discussions with well 60 year olds who are super fit, have great diets and have already got great lifestyles but still take up the invitations. Let us get on with some real work! BUT and it's a big but, we still need the funding to get the HCAs doing useful things for people. If all the funding goes with it then it's another nail in the coffin of general practice. NHS health checks for low risk people were easy money but not what the NHS should be prioritising spending money on.

Posted date

29 Jan 2016

Posted time