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Unit 9: Communicate with NHS Health Check clients about promoting their health and wellbeing

Unit 9 requires the learner to demonstrate their understanding of health and wellbeing in the context of an NHS Health Check assessment, in order to influence lifestyle factors and encourage clients to address their risks relating to their health and wellbeing.

This unit is linked to competence nine: briefing / signposting / referrals in the NHS Health Check competence framework and derived from the Skills for Health National Occupational Standards HT2

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. Understand concepts of health and wellbeing in relation to NHS Health Check assessments

2. Understand factors influencing health and wellbeing

3. Encourage clients to address issues relating to their health and wellbeing

External online resource: 

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

Making every contact count (MECC)

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidance

Supporting materials:

NHS Health Check electronic template used by GP Practices (Bristol City Council)

Physical activity guidelines for adults infographic


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