Norfolk
NHS Health Check Training 

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.

A great opportunity to network with colleagues from across Norfolk.

Please could all delegates complete the short Training Needs Assessment before training, choose either the Practice or Pharmacy option if you have not already completed the survey. 

You will need to create an account on MedAll, the platform for HCPs used for registration, handouts and certificates. Click here for a helpful guide 

NHS Health Check Training

for Practices

Understanding

NHS Health Checks

19th June 2024

09:30am-3.30pm

Course Content

CPD: 6 hours

Lunch and refreshments will be provided

You will need to create an account on MedAll, the platform for HCPs used for registration, handouts and certificates. Click here for a helpful guide 

Venue:

Room: The Old Canteen
(Ground Floor)
Martineau Lane
Norwich
NR1 2DH

 

Parking is available on-site, please report to the kioskPark on the upper car park for free.

Disabled visitors with a blue badge can park on the lower forecourt car park.

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Understanding

NHS Health Checks

4th September 2024

09:30am-3.30pm

Course Content

CPD: 6 hours

Buffet and refreshments will be provided

You will need to create an account on MedAll, the platform for HCPs used for registration, handouts and certificates. Click here for a helpful guide 

Venue:

Exhibition Hall Conference Room
Bressingham Steam and Gardens
Low Road
Bressingham
Diss, Norfolk
IP22 2AA

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NHS Health Checks:

Clinical Elements

5th September 2024

09:30am-3.30pm

CPD: 6 hours

Lunch and refreshments will be provided

*This training is for colleagues who attended the NHS HC full day in Sheringham

You will need to create an account on MedAll, the platform for HCPs used for registration, handouts and certificates. Click here for a helpful guide 

Venue:

Room: The Old Canteen
(Ground Floor)
Martineau Lane
Norwich
NR1 2DH

 

Parking is available on-site, please report to the kioskPark on the upper car park for free.

Disabled visitors with a blue badge can park on the lower forecourt car park.

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Course Content: NHS Health Check Training: Clinical Elements  

This course is a follow-up to the Understanding NHS Health Checks study day focusing on the clinical aspects of NHS Health Checks, the so what next bit.  The topics include AF, blood pressure, cholesterol, CKD and familial hypercholesterolemia.  Diabetes is not included in this session.

For each condition, the session will cover:

    • The burden across the population
    • Who is most at risk
    • Signs & symptoms
    • Diagnosis
    • Initial management
    • Ongoing management
    • Lifestyle
    • Clinical case scenarios
    • Application in practice

Attendees must have completed the full day NHS Health CHeck Training in February 2024

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NHS Health Check Training

for Pharmacies

Understanding

NHS Health Checks

3rd September 2024

6.30pm – 9.30pm

Course Content

CPD: 3 hours

Buffet and refreshments will be provided

You will need to create an account on MedAll, the platform for HCPs used for registration, handouts and certificates. Click here for a helpful guide 

Venue:

Classroom – Aquatic Centre

Alive LynnSport

Greenpark Avenue

King’s Lynn

Norfolk

PE30 2NB

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  Course Content for Understanding NHS Health Checks

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 and Pharmacy Staff
  • Allied Healthcare Professionals
  • Health Trainers & Champions
  • Healthy Lifestyle Professionals

    “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.

     

    The content of the training session will be customised to local needs based on the results of the TNA, your opinion really does matter!

    At this time, the TNA has highlighted the following options for content on the day:

    For pharmacies

    • NHS HC Update
    • Cholesterol
    • CVD Risk
    • Trouble shooting

    And for GP Practices

    • NHS HC Update
    • BP & CKD
    • Cholesterol & Familial hypercholesterolemia
    • Dementia prevention

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    Click to watch a 30-minute video introduction to NHS Health Check training by Michaela.

    You will need to create an account on MedAll, the platform for HCPs used for registration, handouts and certificates. Click here for a helpful guide 

    Michaela Nuttall RGN MSc

    Michaela Nuttall RGN MSc

    Founder & 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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      CPD

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

    Using your NHS email to register with MedAll will expedite verification which will allow 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.

    Alternatively contact us at info@smarthealthsolutions.co.uk and we can liasie with MedAll to complete your verification process.

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      Training Needs Analysis

    Norfolk Public Health welcomes you to complete the following short survey to assist us in catering for the training needs and requirements YOU identify.

    Please try to answer the questions to the best of your ability. Your voice really matters, and we are excited to hear what you have to say. Your answers will be integral to supporting the training programme offered across Norfolk.

    Please click the button below or scan the QR code below to participate in the Training Needs Assessment if you have not already done so.

    The questionnaire should take no longer than 10 minutes to complete.

    The TNA flyer can be downloaded to share with colleagues,

    There is still time to have your say and help us develop a training programme for you. 

    So far, most people who have let us know about their training needs in practices

    • Have been involved in health checks for over 2 years.
    • Want more training on cholesterol, familial hypercholesterolemia, and CKD.
    • Say that Tuesdays and Thursdays are best for training days.

     

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      Local Resources

    Visit the Norfolk

     Health Information Leaflet service

    to order and download your NHS Health Check resources, including the NHS Health Check patient results card and various posters and leaflets

    How to achieve a healthy diet

    How to lose weight

    Become more active

     

    Click here to get support and information for Norfolk

    Help to quit smoking

    Help to drink less

    How to change any behaviour

    Click here to download the Norfolk Resources and Information Slide

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