NHS health checks: is your PCT doing enough?

See how your area is performing on the NHS health checks programme.

The NHS health check programme aims to screen 15m people aged 40-74 for risk of heart disease, diabetes, kidney disease and stroke by 2018. PCTs were given three years to begin a phased roll-out before the programme launched in 2012.

The DH set two targets for PCTs in 2011/12: to invite 18% of the eligible population for a health check, and to achieve 50% uptake.

But in August, a GP investigation found millions of patients are set to miss out on the vital checks because scores of PCTs are failing to hit government targets. A fifth (21%) admitted they will fail mandatory DH targets for 2012/13.

Charity Diabetes UK has warned that thousands of cases of diabetes may have been missed.

Click on the map to see how well your local PCT performed in 2011/12

Source: DH statistics


 = Both DH targets passed

  = One DH target passed, one failed
  = Both DH targets failed

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