The global burden of the major vascular diseases is projected to rise and to remain the dominant non-communicable disease cluster well into the twenty first century. The Department of Health in England has developed the NHS Health Check service as a policy initiative to reduce population vascular disease risk. The aims of this study were to monitor population changes in cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors over the first year of the new service and to assess the value of tailored lifestyle support, including motivational interview with ongoing support and referral to other services.
Cochrane, T., Davey, R., Iqbal, Z., Gidlow, C., Kumar, J., Chambers, R., & Mawby, Y. (2012). NHS Health checks through general practice: randomised trial of population cardiovascular risk reduction. BMC Public Health, 12(1), 944-944. https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-12-944