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Views of commissioners, managers and healthcare professionals on the NHS Health Check programme: a systematic review

Overview of attention for article published in BMJ Open, November 2017
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Title
Views of commissioners, managers and healthcare professionals on the NHS Health Check programme: a systematic review
Published in
BMJ Open, November 2017
DOI 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-018606
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Katie Mills, Emma Harte, Adam Martin, Calum MacLure, Simon J Griffin, Jonathan Mant, Catherine Meads, Catherine L Saunders, Fiona M Walter, Juliet A Usher-Smith

Abstract

To synthesise data concerning the views of commissioners, managers and healthcare professionals towards the National Health Service (NHS) Health Check programme in general and the challenges faced when implementing it in practice. A systematic review of surveys and interview studies with a descriptive analysis of quantitative data and thematic synthesis of qualitative data. An electronic literature search of MEDLINE, Embase, Health Management Information Consortium, Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature, Global Health, PsycInfo, Web of Science, OpenGrey, the Cochrane Library, NHS Evidence, Google Scholar, Google, ClinicalTrials.gov and the International Standard Randomised Controlled Trial Number registry from 1 January 1996 to 9 November 2016 with no language restriction and manual screening of reference lists of all included papers. Primary research reporting views of commissioners, managers or healthcare professionals on the NHS Health Check programme and its implementation in practice. Of 18 524 citations, 15 articles met the inclusion criteria. There was evidence from both quantitative and qualitative studies that some commissioners and general practice (GP) healthcare professionals were enthusiastic about the programme, whereas others raised concerns around inequality of uptake, the evidence base and cost-effectiveness. In contrast, those working in pharmacies were all positive about programme benefits, citing opportunities for their business and staff. The main challenges to implementation were: difficulties with information technology and computer software, resistance to the programme from some GPs, the impact on workload and staffing, funding and training needs. Inadequate privacy was also a challenge in pharmacy and community settings, along with difficulty recruiting people eligible for Health Checks and poor public access to some venues. The success of the NHS Health Check Programme relies on engagement by those responsible for its commissioning, management and delivery. Recognising and addressing the challenges identified in this review, in particular the concerns of GPs, are important for the future of the programme.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 63 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 11 17%
Researcher 11 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 11%
Student > Postgraduate 4 6%
Student > Bachelor 4 6%
Other 12 19%
Unknown 14 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 11 17%
Nursing and Health Professions 11 17%
Unspecified 3 5%
Social Sciences 3 5%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 3 5%
Other 10 16%
Unknown 22 35%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 9. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 25 November 2019.
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#2,187,206
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Outputs from BMJ Open
#4,184
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#53,129
of 268,810 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMJ Open
#136
of 393 outputs
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