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NHS Health Checks set to miss cost-effectiveness target with just 40% uptake

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This was Gordon Browns baby, and in some ways a laudable idea; he wantedto see the NHS actually being a "Health Service" rather than an illness service and patients getting something that he saw patients with private cover getting. However this led to the NHS rolling out a on size fits all scheme and ignored the NICE CG67, lipid modification pathway that had shown with the work from Tom Marshall that you could take the data base that was by then being generated from QoF and target the risk assessment to those most likely to benefit. OK Gordon Brown was the priminister... What is really bizarre is that in the time of auserity, 10years later, 2 governments, with a Tory Health Minister who makes big statements about using "big data", this gold plated programme continues to be rolled out much the same.

Posted date

23 Mar 2018

Posted time

8:10am

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