Frances Fuller

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BACKGROUND Health checks are promoted to evaluate individuals' risk of developing disease and to initiate health promotion and disease prevention interventions. The NHS Health Check is a cardiovascular risk assessment programme introduced in the UK aimed at preventing cardiovascular disease (CVD). Uptake of health checks is lower than anticipated. This(More)
BACKGROUND To evaluate the organization of the new cardiovascular risk assessment programme, NHS Health Checks, in general practices. METHODS All 99 general practices in two inner London boroughs were invited to participate in a cross-sectional survey by completing an online questionnaire. RESULTS Data were analysed for 66/99 (67%) eligible practices.(More)
Background A population-based programme of health checks has been established in England. Participants receive postal invitations through a population-based call-recall system but health check providers may also offer health checks opportunistically. We compared cardiovascular risk scores for 'invited' and 'opportunistic' health checks. Methods Cohort(More)
BACKGROUND To evaluate the effect of NHS Health Checks on cardiovascular risk factor detection and inequalities. METHODS Matched cohort study in the Clinical Practice Research Datalink, including participants who received a health check in England between 1 April 2010 and 31 March 2013, together with matched control participants, with linked deprivation(More)
BACKGROUND This study aimed to evaluate the yield of the NHS Health Checks programme. METHODS A cohort study, conducted in the Clinical Practice Research Datalink in England. Electronic health records were analysed for patients aged 40-74 receiving an NHS Health Check between 2010 and 2013. RESULTS There were 65 324 men and 75 032 women receiving a(More)
BACKGROUND A national programme of health checks to identify risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) is being rolled out but is encountering difficulties because of low uptake. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effectiveness of an enhanced invitation method using the question-behaviour effect (QBE), with or without the offer of a financial incentive to return the(More)
Data from an earlier paper reporting on a study comparing conventional medical follow-up with nurse specialist follow-up of patients with lung cancer demonstrated that follow-up by nurse specialists is safe, effective and can lead to greater levels of patient satisfaction. The process and experience of developing a nurse specialist role in lung cancer(More)
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