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CHANGE IN METHODOLOGY: 2016-17 total eligible population

From Quarter 1 of financial year 2016-17 (data to be published 25 August 2016), the total population eligible for a NHS Health Check will be estimated using a slightly different method. 

Previously, it was estimated that 30% of residents aged 40-74 were not eligible for a NHS Health Check as they would already be on a cardiovascular disease (CVD) register.  

Following a methodology review, the fixed rate of 30% has been changed to better reflect the age-sex population profile of each local authority, by applying national age-specific rates of the population on a CVD register to the local authority population. 

Age-specific rates were sourced from the published NHS Health Check Ready Reckoner.  Population data for 2014 were obtained from the Office of National Statistics. 

In addition - as in previous years - local authorities were invited to amend their 2016-17 total eligible population if more accurate modelling was available locally.

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