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NHS Health Check Refresher – 3.7.2024

July 3 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Delivered by:

Michaela Nuttall RGN MSc and Una O’Connor 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.

fast-paced session with a refresher of the whole programme and the opportunity to troubleshoot issues and vote on the three topics they would like included in their training. Topics include Audit C,  AF, BP, Chol, CKD, CVD Risk, Dementia, GPPAQ, and familial hypercholesterolemia. Attendees value and enjoy this style of interactivity for their learning.
  • 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
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  • Commissioned training: Please register via your dedicated booking page
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Course Time: 9.30am – 3.30pm

This is a particpatory course delivered by Zoom

Confirmation of registration will be sent by info@smarthealthsolutions.co.uk within 2 working days.

CPD:6 hours

Certificates of participation are available to all attendees on submission of evaluation. Handouts for each course are available for future reference via the MedAll platform.

Using your NHS email to register with MedAll will expedite verification, allowing you unlimited access to your certificate and reflective notes for CPD and revalidation. If you have a different email provider or are new to MedAll, click here for a helpful guide on registration and verification.

If you wish to cancel your booking/place you need to do so by contacting: Info@smarthealthsolutions.co.uk before the event.

Course costs can be transferred to another Smart Health Solutions course and must be used within 6 months.

“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.

Meet the trainers

Michaela Nuttall RGN MSc

Michaela Nuttall RGN MSc


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.

Una O'Connor RGN MSc

Una O'Connor RGN MSc

Operations Manager

Nurse Educator

Una qualified as a Registered General Nurse in London in 1988 and later passed the NCLEX exam to licence as an RN in the USA.

Her background is varied, having spent many years working in the community for District Nursing and School Nursing in the London area, whilst maintaining acute skills in medical and surgical care within the private sector. She later transferred permanently to a busy NHS Intensive Care Unit where she embraced the challenge of learning new skills and extending her knowledge.

Una joined Smart Health Solutions as a Covid-19 Support Nurse and then as the Support Lead during the height of the pandemic and beyond, in addition to assisting in the delivery of the Health Protection and Care Champions Network.

2021 saw Una joining the ‘Nurses Working Party’ for the British and Irish Hypertensive Society Scientific Conference, responsible for tweeting live updates on behalf of We Nurses to raise awareness of Blood Pressure. Similarly, Una was also responsible for raising awareness of cholesterol through We Nurses at Heart UK conferences since 2022 and was the driving force behind growing LWN on social media platforms in her role as Communications and Engagement Lead.

Education is a priority for Una having achieved a Master of Science Degree in Medical and Healthcare Education, in addition to PGCE and PGDip in the subject. She loves the diversity that nursing brings with the opportunity to change direction no matter what your age or experience, to broaden your knowledge and skills. Her passion for promotion, as well as delivery of teaching, is pivotal in her current role as Operations Manager for both Smart Health Solutions and Learn With Nurses.


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July 3
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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