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  • NHS COMMUNITY HEALTH CHECK

    Target group:
    Men aged 40+ in Haringey.

    Funded by:
    Premier League with match funding from Haringey Public Health Directorate.

    Partners:
    Haringey Public Health Directorate, Haringey and Enfield Health Trainers.

    Content:
    We are bringing Health Checks to the community which are promoted, organised and assisted by our Health Champions who have been recruited from the local community. Health Professionals delivering the Health Checks sign post people to GP services, Health Trainers, Weight Management services, Smoking Cessation services, as well as introducing them to existing physical activity within Haringey. We are designing a ‘Back to Football’ programme targeting inactive men aged 40+. The low impact sessions will focus on improving skills to prepare participants for mainstream community based football programmes which require higher levels of skills and fitness. 

    Men do care about their health and don’t want to die young. One issue is that the health system is not working for them. Services are not very male friendly.
    Peter Baker, CEO, Men’s Health Forum 

    Why needed:
    •    Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the UK’s biggest killer, around one in five men and one in seven women die from the disease. 
    •    CHD affects more men than women in Haringey and represents 16% of all Haringey deaths of which 60% are male and 40% female. 
    •    It is estimated that in Haringey more than 3,500 people live with undiagnosed CHD
    •    Men who are reluctant to use GP services are likely to feel more at ease attending community based Health Checks and this may result in more honest reporting to lifestyle related questions.

    Predicted Impact:
    •    To bring health checks into the community and make them more accessible to men aged 40+ living in the most deprived parts of the Borough of Haringey would. 
    •    Increase early diagnosis of Coronary Heart Disease and give the opportunity to the health professionals to 
    o    identify ‘high risk’ groups
    o    refer to GP services when necessary
    o    sign post to services such as Smoking Cessation, Health Trainers Weight Management, Physical Activity etc.
    •    Our target is to deliver 1000 health checks per annum.

    To find out more information on the NHS Health Checks or to book a check, call 0800 046 7195 quoting 'Spurs'