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NHS Health Check Research and Academic Symposium 21st May 2014

One hundred academics, local authority commissioners, clinicians and voluntary sector colleagues joined us for the NHS Health Check programme Research and Academic symposium. Delegates discussed, shared and helped to shape the content and direction of the first ever research and evaluation strategy for the programme.

Through a variety of group discussions and exercises, the day produced a wealth of valuable research and evaluation questions. These questions will be key in helping to generate new knowledge, improve understanding of the programme’s impact, and ensure that benefits to public health are maximised.

This is a key part of Public Health England’s work in ensuring scientific rigour to future delivery of the programme, and builds on commitments outlined in our publication ‘NHS Health Check: our approach to the evidence’ of July 2013.

Below you will find links to presentations from the day, which include slides that were populated on the day to reflect outcomes and key messages from delegates’

Click here to view video from the day.

Programme and outputs

The full event programme and list of attending organisations can be downloaded here:

Event programme

Organisation list

The symposium involved a valuable morning discussion session asking delegates to establish a set of key research and evaluation questions, and then to ‘vote’ on the priority of these over lunch. Examples of delegates’ questions and votes can be seen in photos towards the bottom of this page.

Ten questions awarded the greatest numbers of ‘votes’ by delegates were then brought forward for further discussion after lunch. Delegates could then choose from one of two workshops. Workshop A explored how some of the questions prioritised from the morning discussions might be answered in practice, looking at aspects such as methodologies and infrastructure requirements.

Workshop B asked delegates to consider more closely the local level priorities and opportunities for research and evaluation, and its importance in supporting the national picture.

Delegates were also invited to inform us of ongoing research and evaluation which they were involved with or aware of on the NHS Health Check programme. Over 20 responses were received and are being shared with the Public Health England Chief Knowledge Officer’s directorate.

Presentations

John Newton

Kevin Fenton  

Delegates’ research and evaluation questions

Workshop A

Workshop B

Delegates research and evaluation questions (following lunchtime voting session)

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