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Unit 1: NHS Health Check programme knowledge

Unit 1 requires the learner to understand how to prepare, conduct, identify risk factors, record the results, make referrals and know the limitations of an NHS Health Check risk assessment. The unit is broken down into six learning outcomes.

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 how to prepare to conduct NHS Health Check assessments

External online resources:

RCN Health Care Assistants - Caring for you while you care for others

Skills for Health care certificate

2. I will understand the risk factors associated with conducting NHS Health Check assessments in my work place

3. I will be able to conduct NHS Health Check assessments

External online resources:

NHS Health Check e learning course

This video takes you through some of the key areas when carrying out an NHS Health Check.

4. I will be able to record the results of NHS Health Check assessments

5. I will know how to refer clients to others following NHS Health Check assessments 

What this video presentation by Amanda Chappell, Programme Lead, Bristol City Council, on referrals onto lifestyle services and recording keeping. 

6. I will know the limitations of the NHS Health Check 

In this video, Jane Bennett discusses the Role of the Nurse in the delegation of tasks

Watch this short video and introduction programme, created by the RCN, to help nurses and health care assistants understand the importance of accountability and delegation. 

Supporting materials:

Learning outcome 1

NHS Health Check programme pathway 

NHS Health Check programme slide pack 

NHS Health Check best practice guidance 

Healthy Living Centre Training Resource Pack 

Bristol City Council Local NHS Health Check pathway for practice staff

Bristol City Council Local NHS Health Check pathway for community outreach providers

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

NHS Health Check electronic template used by community outreach providers (Bristol City Council)

Learning outcome 2 

NHS Health Check programme pathway 

Learning outcome 3

Healthy Living Centre Training Resource Pack 

Local example of referral points for GP practice - Bristol City Council

Local example of referral points for community providers - Bristol City Council

Learning outcome 4

National NHS Health Check  results booklet template

National NHS Health Check results card template

Local NHS Health Check results leaflet template (Bristol City Council)

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

NHS Health Check electronic template used by community outreach providers (Bristol City Council)

Learning outcome 5

Programme standards - self assessment template

NHS Health Check Quality Assurance practice self-assessment (Bristol City Council) 

Oxford quality assurance slides

NHS Health Check Outreach QA framework - Bristol City Council

Bristol City Council Local NHS Health Check pathway for practice staff

NHS Health Check Community Outreach Quality Assurance Standards

NHS Health Check quality assurance training slides (Bristol)

Learning outcome 6

Healthy Living Centre Training Resource Pack 

Local pathway NHS Health Check presentation (Bristol City Council) 

RCN delegation pocket guide leaflet

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