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Preventive Health Check-ups

Volume 475: debated on Tuesday 6 May 2008

22. To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects to implement the preventive health check-up policy announced by the Prime Minister. (203381)

The Prime Minister announced in January the Government’s intention to develop a programme to assess people’s risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and kidney disease. “Putting Prevention First”, published on 1 April 2008, showed that a vascular checks programme for those aged between 40 and 74 would be clinically and cost-effective. We are now working with stakeholders to design the programme for delivery from 2009-10.