KEEP WELL PROGRAMME FOR PATIENTS
OVERVIEW OF KEEP WELL
A Keep Well health check is free, and takes anywhere between 30 and 40 minutes. The check takes a holistic approach and considers the ‘whole person’ and what individuals can do to help to maintain ‘wellness’.
The checks are targeted at a core population (40 - 64 years and living in identified areas of deprivation who are smokers, carers or income deprived) and individuals in vulnerable groups who are aged 35 – 64 years and :
• South Asian
• Black or Afro-Caribbean
• Substance Misuse
• Gypsy -Traveller
The health check records aspects of physical health and covers areas relating to mental, emotional and social wellbeing. Support or advice may be needed to help the individual improve their future health outcomes.
Areas the check covers includes:
• Family history • Smoking
• Medication • Cardiovascular disease risk score (ASSIGN)
• Current medical conditions • Mental health
• Blood pressure • Alcohol
• Pulse • Literacy
• Weight, height & BMI • Employment
• Physical activity • Benefits
The check is carried out by a health professional who is able to offer advice and guidance as to where individuals might be able to access help and support if an issue arises as part of the check. Data generated by the Keep Well check is incorporated into patient’s medical records in their GP practice.
Individuals who are not eligible for a Keep Well check can still have a lifestyle check at an NHS Grampian Healthpoint: High St, Fraserburgh and Hotspot, Peterhead.
Keep Well is a national programme operating across Scotland:
NOTICE TO PATIENTS - IF YOU HAVE RECEIVED A LETTER FROM US FOR A KEEPWELL APPOINTMENT, PLEASE TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY TO COME ALONG. ITS LIKE A ONE STOP SHOP M.O.T.!!