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Direction for the NHS health check for adults aged 40-74 years data extraction

Direction given by Public Health England requiring NHS Digital to establish and operate a system for the collection and analysis of data on the NHS Health Check programme; specifically this will concern data on the 'NHS Health Check for adults aged 40-74 years'.


To assist in the provision of health services in England. The NHS Health Check is a check of an individual's vascular and circulatory health, and is used to calculate a person's risk of developing certain preventable illnesses.

Legal basis

Sections 254(1) and (6), 260(2)(D), 261(3), 274(2) and 304(9), (10) and (12) of the Health and Social Care Act 2012 and Regulations 32 of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Constitutions and Functions) and the Health and Social Care information Centre (Functions) Regulations 2013.

This Direction comes into force on 17 October 2017.  This Direction was revoked on the 16 October 2019 and replaced by the NHS Health Check General Practice Data Extraction Direction (No. 2) which starts on the 16 October 2019.  


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Last edited: 17 October 2019 10:13 am