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Unit 4: Carry out NHS Health Check assessments with clients at risk of developing cardiovascular disease

Unit 4 requires the learner to understand what is meant by cardiovascular disease and to carry out an NHS Health Check assessment with clients at risk of developing cardiovascular disease.

Tip! 

- Use the learner workbook to capture and evidence how to achieve the learning outcomes. 
- Use the supporting materials to develop your skills, knowledge and understanding. 

- Trainers and assessors should refer to the assessor workbook to get tips on what to look for when assessing the learner.

Click here to watch short videos which takes you through some of the key areas when carrying out an NHS Health Check.

Learning outcomes:

1. Understand what is meant by cardiovascular disease

2. Understand how to carry out NHS Health Check assessments with clients at risk of cardiovascular disease

3. The learner will be able to carry out NHS Health Check assessments with clients at risk of developing Cardiovascular Disease

External online resources for unit 4 learning outcomes: 

Practice using the Qrisk2 calculator here

Read more information on Qrisk2 here  

EMIS: how to activate the happy faces icon on your Qrisk tool to communicate risk.

Use the NHS heart age tool to see how lifestyle factors impacts vascular risk

Supporting materials:

NHS Health Check results booklet

NHS Health Check results card

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