GPs test value of adding dementia item to midlife health check


Public Health England is looking at the feasibility and potential benefits of including a dementia component in the midlife NHS Health Check, in pilot schemes at general practices in four areas of England.

Adults in England aged 40-74 are offered an NHS Health Check every five years to assess their risk of future ill health and to raise awareness of lifestyle changes that can lower that risk. The focus of the midlife check …


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