Issue details

Investment in NHS Health Checks to address the backlog created by the impact of COVID-19 pandemic – KEY/23MAY22/02

The NHS Health Checks Programme is a mandatory Local Authority function. Peterborough has very rates of cardiovascular disease and the Programme is a key prevention intervention for identifying and addressing cardiovascular disease risks. The COVID-19 pandemic had a huge impact on the number of NHS Checks completed and there is an urgent need to address the backlog of NHS Health Checks and ensure that risks in the population are reduced. The additional investment is to provide support to GP Practices to deliver the NHS Health Checks. GPs are an integral part of the Programme as their patient data is used to identify those eligible and they play a key role in addressing any identified clinical issues. The proposal is to commission the GP Federation in Peterborough to support the GPs to deliver the Programme. A GP Federation is a group of practices that come together to deliver services. The commission will be in line with the recommendations from procurement and legal services.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Significantly affecting two or more electoral wards;

Decision status: Abandoned

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 22/04/2022

Decision due: October 2022 by Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care, Health and Public Health

Lead member: Councillor John Howard

Lead director: Director of Public Health

Department: Public Health

Contact: Val Thomas, Public Health Consultant Email: Tel: 01223 703264 / 07884 183374.

Relevant Scrutiny Committee: Adults and Health Scrutiny Committee