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Content review process

As the NHS Health Check programme has become established it has been recognised that the benefits of the programme might be extended to other areas. This has led to requests for removing, amending or introducing new elements to the programme.

Public Health England (PHE) recognises the importance of considering proposals to change the NHS Health Check programme and the need to have a robust case underpinning any such request. In 2013, PHE established the Expert Scientific and Clinical Advisory Panel (ESCAP). A key responsibility of this group is to consider proposals to change the content of the NHS Health Check programme and to make an informed, evidence-based, recommendation to health ministers. To support ESCAP to perform this function a content review process has been agreed.


2017 call for proposals

Proposals from anyone seeking to make a change to the programme are now being invited. Please complete the content review form by the 31 March 2017 and return it to NHSHealthChecks.mailbox@phe.gov.uk.

Content review form

Content review process guide


Proposals considered in 2015

Thirteen proposals were submitted by stakeholders to ESCAP. Two were recommended for progression:

Diabetes filter consultation paper

NHS Health Check Diabetes Filter Feasibility Report February 2015

It was agreed 11 should not progress to stage two of the content review process. The individual proposals and ESCAPs recommendations are listed below:

Back pain proposal

COPD proposal

Exclusion criteria proposal

Falls assessment proposal

Fruit and vegetable intake proposal

Hypertension proposal

Lung age proposal

Pulse check proposal

Screening proposal

Targeting proposal

Vitamin D proposal

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