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Request to Re-Commission NHS Health Checks Programme

In April 2013 the NHS Health Check became a mandated public health service in England. Local authorities are responsible for making provision to offer an NHS Health Check to eligible individuals.


Since 2012 the programme in Sheffield has been delivered solely by and within GP practices according to former Local Enhanced Service agreements between Public Health and individual GP practices that novated to the Council in 2013 and has subsequently been extended until 31st March 2017. Sheffield City Council is now seeking to commission a single, or multiple service providers to deliver the NHS Health Check programme for Sheffield.


Evidence suggests that the NHS health check programme would be more effective if resources are targeted towards those at highest risk of developing cardiovascular disease. A targeted approach would also mitigate against widening health inequalities in Sheffield.


Approval from the executive team is requested to be able to re-commission this service and  for a proportionate universalism approach to be used where there will be the availability of a universal service for all eligible residents, with most resource target at those with higher risk factors.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure/savings > £500,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 21/10/2016

Scrutiny Committee: Healthier Communities and Adult Social Care Scrutiny Committee;

Decision due: 2 Dec 2016 by Executive Member for Health and Social Care

Lead member: Executive Member for Health and Social Care

Lead director: Director of Public Health

Department: Public Health

Contact: Karen Harrison Email: Tel: 0114 305 1364.

Date agenda documents available: 24/11/16