Fewer people are attending NHS health checks, show figuresBMJ 2019; 367 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l6098 (Published 18 October 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;367:l6098
- Gareth Iacobucci
- The BMJ
The proportion of eligible patients in England attending an NHS health check is at its lowest in six years, new data show.1
In 2017-18 two fifths (41% or 1 108 841) of eligible people attended an NHS health check, down from the high of 46% (974 267) in 2013-14. The absolute number of people attending a health check fell for the second consecutive year in 2017-18, down by more than 52 000 since the peak attendance of 1 161 027 in 2015-16.
The report from NHS Digital looked at numbers of health checks attended in England over …