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NHS Health Check e-Bulletin- December 2012 edition

Welcome to our December online issue

Nicola Strother Smith, National Director, NHS Diabetes and Kidney Care

NHS Diabetes and Kidney Care is committed to supporting all of the people involved in the NHS Health Check programme, and this eBulletin forms a vital part of the support that our team is able to offer you.  I hope that you find the content of this latest edition informative and useful in your local programmes.  If there are any topic areas which you think would be useful to cover in future editions, please do let us know.

In this issue, we bring you:

·         News from Public Health England regarding the NHS Health Check programme

·         UK National Screening Committee Updated Handbook for Vascular Risk Assessment, Risk Reduction and Risk Management 2012 

·         Publication from the Centre of Public Scrutiny details roles and responsibilities of local Healthwatch, Health and Wellbeing Boards and Health Scrutiny Committees

·         Public Health Outcomes Framework Data Tool

All operational queries about the NHS Health Check programme, or questions about the Learning Network should be directed to healthcheck@dakc.nhs.uk.  Policy queries should continue to be directed to the NHS Health Check team at the Department of Health using their dedicated mailbox .