Health checks

Approachable and personalised

In March, the Equity Team in Surrey trialled a project to offer access to NHS health checks alongside Covid vaccinations within the community. The initiative aimed to provide patients, who may have difficulty accessing their GP services, a relaxed setting to receive a vaccination while also accessing basic health checks for things such as blood pressure, BMI and general wellbeing.

For patients who haven’t seen their GP for a while, and who haven’t received an NHS health check in the last five years, it was a great opportunity to engage within a community setting that is familiar to them, while also allowing our team to signpost them back to their practice and show all the available ways to contact their GP including online services via the GP website.