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Unit 8: Agree courses of action following NHS Health Check assessments to address health and wellbeing needs of clients

Unit 8 is a knowledge and skills based unit. Learning outcome one is a knowledge based competence and requires the learner to understand the courses of action following an NHS Health Check.

This unit is linked to competence seven: communication of risk in the NHS Health Check competence framework and derived from the Skills for Health National Occupational Standards CHS45

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.

Learning outcomes:

1. I will understand the courses of action following NHS Health Check assessments to address health and wellbeing needs of clients

2. I will be able to review clients’ assessment results

3. I will be able to carry out follow up meetings with NHS Health Check clients

4. I will be able to finalise arrangements to meet the needs of clients

Watch this short video to see how you can use motivational interviewing techniques in an NHS Health Check. 

Motivational interviewing approach to sharing the risk message (good delivery)



Prescriptive approach to sharing the risk message (example of poor delivery)

Supporting materials:

Motivational interviewing (MI) training resources developed by Bristol City Council

Introduction to MI presentation 

MI Training and NHS HC handout 

MI and NHS Health Check training slides (2hr)

MI ( OARS) competency check list for assessors 

Agenda mapp HCCG copy

External online resource: 

RCN - Support Behaviour Change - this resource includes training on MI techniques, making every contact count (MECC) and a "tool kit" to use when discussing behaviour change with clients. 

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