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NHS health check and diabetes

It is estimated that the NHS Health Check programme could prevent 4,000 people a year from developing diabetes and detect at least 20,000 people with undiagnosed diabetes. The programme is an essential part of Type 2 diabetes prevention.

Use the following resources and tools to improve the delivery and uptake of health check programmes.



The NHS Health Check programme: sharing good practice, Diabetes UK (February 2016) (PDF, 719KB)


This resource provides top tips for public health teams and CCGs to increase the uptake of the NHS Health Check. The resource also presents examples of good practice from across England.


NHS health checks in local authorities: the story so far, Diabetes UK (September 2014) (PDF, 366KB)

This report presents the performance of the NHS health check programme a year after delivery of the programme became the responsibility of local authorities. The report also highlights how some local areas have successfully implemented the programme.


The NHS health check programme: let's get it right, Diabetes UK (September 2012) (PDF, 582KB)

This report describes how the health check programme can improve health outcomes for people with diabetes and presents performance data for the programme in 2011/12. The report identifies widespread variation in how the programme has been implemented.



Essential reading

Shared practice examples

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