We are delighted that our bid for the NHS Health Checks programme has been successful. This was a competitive procurement which attracted interest from commercial health companies from outside Sheffield so we are delighted that Sheffield City Council accepted our proposal that the service should once again be delivered by Sheffield’s GP practices and coordinated by Primary Care Sheffield.
We have received initial expressions of interest from 49 practice who said they would be interested in delivering health checks or sharing data. We will now be in contact with each of those practices to share further information and clarity on the delivery model ahead.
NHS Health Check training requirements
Practices that want to deliver health checks will need any team members who will be involved to take a free E learning for Health module. It takes around 30 -45 minutes. The training is about behavioural nudge techniques and promoting healthy living, so is a great refreshers for HCAs even if you decide not to proceed at a later stage, Staff will need to create an E-learning for health account and can access training at NHSE elfh Hub (e-lfh.org.uk).