Laura Sharman 15 June 2015

Councils successfully getting high-risk people to have a free health check

Councils successfully getting high-risk people to have a free health check image

More people are having a free NHS health check since local authorities took over the responsibility for delivering them, new figures have revealed.

Figures from Public Health England (PHE) show a 7.9% increase in the number of people from high-risk groups who were offered checks in the past year compared to 2013/14, with the number of people having the check also increasing by 7.4%.

The Local Government Association (LGA) said councils have been working hard to target hard to reach groups across the country

Cllr Izzi Seccombe, chairman of the LGA’s Community Wellbeing Board, said: ‘Evidence suggests that medium or high-risk individuals are less likely to be regular users of health services, so using primary care alone to drive the programme is not enough.

‘Councils have successfully worked with communities and individuals most at risk to improve their health and lower the risk of developing serious but preventable conditions.

The LGA highlighted several best practice examples such as Leeds City Council identifying eligible candidates in 42 GP practices in deprived areas. Buckinghamshire County Council also carried out outreach work in places like mosques and football clubs to target men, particularly those from ethnic minorities.

Have social services been negligent? image

Have social services been negligent?

Saara Idelbi and Conor Monighan consider the liability of local authorities in negligence where it is argued that social services should have intervened more quickly to remove children from their family homes.
SIGN UP
For your free daily news bulletin
Highways jobs

Head of Highways & Transport

City of York Council
£58,568 - £66,923 per annum
This is hugely exciting time to join the Council in this new role as the strategic lead for our Highways and Transport service. York, North Yorkshire
Recuriter: City of York Council

Youth & Community Based Commissioner

Essex County Council
£19308 - £19631 per annum
Youth & Community Based Commissioner Permanent, Part Time £19,308 to £19,631 per annum (FTE) Location
Recuriter: Essex County Council

Social Worker - Family Support & Protection Team

Essex County Council
Up to £207 per day + Umbrella
Family Operations delivers direct provision of services relating to vulnerable children, young people and complex families. These services will be del England, Essex, Harlow
Recuriter: Essex County Council

District Youth and Community Commissioner in Training

Essex County Council
£25313 - £28001 per annum
District Youth and Community Commissioner in Training Permanent, Full Time £25,313 - £28,001 Per Annum Location
Recuriter: Essex County Council

Social Worker - Early Intervention Team

Essex County Council
Up to £207 per day + Umbrella
*** This is a temporary position to start as soon as possible based at Colchester Hospital ***About the RoleWorking to support adults, and their famil England, Essex, Colchester
Recuriter: Essex County Council

Public Property

Latest issue - Public Property News

This issue of Public Property examines how how flexible workspaces can lead the way in regeneration for local authorities, Why local authority intervention is key to successful urban regeneration schemes and if the Government’s challenge of embracing beauty is an opportunity for communities.

The March issue also takes a closer look at Blackburn with Darwen Council's first digital health hub to help people gain control over health and care services.

Register for your free digital issue