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Health: Screening

Volume 485: debated on Wednesday 10 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the NHS mid-life life check scheme has commenced. (241351)

The Department has been working with partners including health and social care professionals, academic researchers and experts and end-users to develop national health service LifeCheck for three key stages in people’s lives:

Early Years LifeCheck—for people with babies under one-year-old;

Teen LifeCheck—for young people about 11 to 15-years-old; and

Mid-life LifeCheck—for the 45-60 age group.

The NHS Mid-life LifeCheck is expected to commence piloting in early 2009. The pilots will be independently evaluated and subject to the findings, the tool will be revised and rolled out nationally later in 2009.