Bristol &

North Somerset

NHS Health Check Training 

 

Delivered by:

Michaela Nuttall RGN MSc

Former Clinical Advisor Personalised Prevention OHID
Chair Health Care Committee HEART UK

The NHS Long Term Plan identifies cardiovascular disease (CVD) as a clinical priority and the single biggest condition where the NHS can save lives over the next 10 years. Following the disruption caused by COVID-19, we now have much to do to improve the detection and management of atrial fibrillation, blood pressure and cholesterol (ABCs).  NHS Health Checks are a terrific way to help save lives, and training is essential.

NHS Health Checks are a terrific way to help save lives, and training is essential.

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Starting with strengthening their understanding of the need for the programme and health inequalities that exist, this comprehensive session gives attendees the knowledge and understanding to support them in carrying out an NHS Health Check, including the significance of their results and CVD risk, acting on the filters and providing brief advice.

  • State why NHS Health Checks are important.
  • Identify non-modifiable risk factors for cardiovascular disease.
  • Identify modifiable risk factors for cardiovascular disease.
  • Know the NHS Health Check filters
  • State how an NHS Health Check should be conducted.
  • Identify how an NHS Health Check can assess and interpret the risk of cardiovascular disease.
  • State how the risk of cardiovascular disease and opportunities for reducing this risk may best be communicated.
Anyone involved in the delivery of health checks including:
  • Practice Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • GPs
  • Health Care Assistants
  • Care co-ordinators
  • Social Prescribers
  • Administration
  • Practice Staff
  • Pharmacists
  • Allied Healthcare Professionals
  • Health Trainers & Champions
  • Healthy Lifestyle Professionals

     Cancellation Policy:

    1. If you wish to cancel your booking/place you need to do so by contacting: Info@smarthealthsolutions.co.uk
    2. All bookings/places cancelled within seven days of the actual event/course will be charged at full price.
    3. All bookings/places cancelled within fourteen days of the actual event/course will be charged 50% of the full course/event price.
    4. Any confirmed delegates who do not attend a session will be charged at the full rate.

    The Commissioner for Public Health for NHS Health Checks for your area will be informed if you cancel/fail to attend, however, it is often possible to register on an alternate date but please do cancel the original date to allow capacity for others and prevent unnecessary fees for your provider. 

    “I am a PM and attended this training more to obtain resources and also to ensure I know how to support the nurse and HCA team in case they have any questions. Also to know what work goes into a check so if a patient was to ask why we do offer these, I can answer the benefits. So it was very useful for me.”

    “The trainer and training was great, well presented, with lots of information, Looking forward to the slides being sent to help refresh my memory and reflect on the information and to complete the NHS Health checks fully and correctly.”

    “Michaela was very engaging, informative and from the opening section I thoroughly enjoyed this, the confidence given to my was very good, even explaining the zoom how to…. Very well done. Would not hesitate to recommend and will definitely use suggested sites. Thank you”

    “The presentation is clear, easy to understand, the course is intensive. I have very little knowledge of heart disease and none on Dementia and has learn more today I enjoy this presentation. Thank you”

     

     

    We are a registered Centre for the Royal Society of Public Health (RSPH), and HEART UK supports our cardiovascular training. The NHS Health Check Competency Framework underpins our training.

    We are proud of our strong heritage in supporting the NHS Health Check Programme, especially for training we have been providing since 2008 and that we have won all training tenders we have bid for.

     

    Full Day Understanding NHS Health Check Training 

      Delivered by Zoom

    9.30am – 3.30pm

    The NHS Health Check Study Day for New Starters is recommended for anyone involved in the delivery of NHS Health Checks and needs to be agreed by the Public Health team before registering.  

    4th July 2024

    7th August 2024

    11th September 2024

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    Half Day NHS Health Check Refresher

      Delivered by Zoom

    9.30am – 12.30pm

    This course is a follow-up to the Understanding NHS Health Checks full study day, a reminder of the NHS Health Check Competency Framework and then focuses on CVD Risk, GPPAQ, Audit C, and Dementia prevention and awareness.

    • State why NHS Health Checks are important. 
    • Know the NHS Health Check filters 
    • State how the risk of cardiovascular disease and opportunities for reducing this risk may best be communicated. 
    • Appreciate the different risk communication strategies 
    • Appreciate the complexity of GPPAQ and Audit C  
    • Know what is needed for Dementia prevention and awareness within a health check 

    All clinical staff, including:

    • HCAs
    • Nurses
    • GPs
    • Phlebotomists
    • Pharmacists
    • Pharmacy Staff

      “I am a PM and attended this training more to obtain resources and also to ensure I know how to support the nurse and HCA team in case they have any questions. Also to know what work goes into a check so if a patient was to ask why we do offer these, I can answer the benefits. So it was very useful for me.”

      “The trainer and training was great, well presented, with lots of information, Looking forward to the slides being sent to help refresh my memory and reflect on the information and to complete the NHS Health checks fully and correctly.”

      “Michaela was very engaging, informative and from the opening section I thoroughly enjoyed this, the confidence given to my was very good, even explaining the zoom how to…. Very well done. Would not hesitate to recommend and will definitely use suggested sites. Thank you”

      “The presentation is clear, easy to understand, the course is intensive. I have very little knowledge of heart disease and none on Dementia and has learn more today I enjoy this presentation. Thank you”

       

       

      We are a registered Centre for the Royal Society of Public Health (RSPH), and HEART UK supports our cardiovascular training. The NHS Health Check Competency Framework underpins our training.

      We are proud of our strong heritage in supporting the NHS Health Check Programme, especially for training we have been providing since 2008 and that we have won all training tenders we have bid for.

      3rd July 2024 

      1pm – 4pm

      6th August 2024

      9.30am – 12.30pm

      26th September 2024

      9.30am – 12.00pm

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      HALF DAY: 9.30am – 12.30pm or 1.00pm – 4.00pm

      The NHS Health Check will help identify individuals who require additional clinical assessment and follow-up. This course focuses on guidance on best practice clinical follow up and further assessment that may be triggered by the NHS Health Check risk assessment . 

      The so what next bit, includes AF, blood pressure, cholesterol, CKD, diabetes and familial hypercholesterolemia.  

      • State why NHS Health Checks are important 
      • Know the NHS Health Check filters 
      • State how an NHS Health Check should be conducted 
      • For: AF, BP, Chol, CKD, and FH 
      • Know who is most at risk 
      • Know the signs & symptoms 
      • Describe the pathophysiology, detection and diagnosis  
      • Understand Initial management  

      16th July 2024 

      9.30am – 12.30pm

      13th August 2024

      9.30am – 12.30pm

      17th September 2024

      1.00pm – 4.00pm

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      A 30-minute video introduction to NHS Health Check training by Michaela.

      Available to watch on-demand at a time that suits you.

      A certificate for CPD is available after viewing. 

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      Michaela Nuttall RGN MSc

      Michaela Nuttall RGN MSc

      Director

      NHS Health Check Training Lead

      Michaela is a Cardiovascular Nurse Specialist with a unique and varied experience across the NHS and beyond.

      She developed her passion for prevention over 20 years ago and has worked within it ever since. In 2016 she left public health after working in the field for 16 years and now focuses on her roles as a Director for Smart Health Solutions, Founder of Learn With Nurses, and Associate in Nursing for C3 Collaborating for Health.

      In 2019 Michaela became Head of CVD Prevention for Public Health England and then went on to be OHID’s Clinical Advisor of the programme until 2023.

      She is the Chair of the Health Care Committee of Heart UK and an invited member of both the Nurses and The Guidelines and Information working party of the British and Irish Hypertension Society, elected member of the Association of Cardiovascular Nurses and Allied Health Professional Education working party, on a variety of editorial boards and the Global Cardiovascular Nursing Leadership Forum. Being a Trustee at PoTS UK keeps her firmly rooted in the challenges patients face in living with life-altering conditions.

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