Table 1.

Characteristics of studies including the views of people who had not taken up an offer of an NHS Health Check

Author (year)Type of reportRegionSetting of NHS Health ChecksData collection methodParticipants, nRecruitment of non-attendersParticipant characteristics
Burgess et al (2015)15Journal articleSouth LondonFour general practicesSemi-structured interviews10Purposive sampling by age, sex, and attendance of patients who had been invited but not attended7 females, 3 males
Predominantly white ethnicity
Ellis et al (2015)14Journal articleStoke-on-TrentFour general practicesTelephone and face-to-face semi-structured interviews41500 letters of invitation sent by GPs to those who had not taken up the invitation for an NHS Health Check. Incentivised with the offer of £15 to participate22 females, 19 males
Mean age 52.9 ± 8.5
Sociodemographically representative of non-attendees
NHS Greenwich (2011)17Evaluation reportGreenwichClinic and community settingIn-depth telephone interviews10Recruited through social marketing by social marketing professionalsNot given
Health Diagnostics (2014)16Case studiesNorth East of EnglandGeneral practice, pharmacyFace-to-face survey325Recruited on the streetNot given
Jenkinson et al (2015)19Journal articleTorbayFour general practicesFace-to-face and telephone interviews10Letters of invitation to a random sample stratified by age and sex of those who had not responded to an invitation6 females, 4 males
4 employed, 1 unemployed,5 retired
Krska et al (2015)20Journal articleSefton, an area in North West England16 general practicesPostal survey with free-text responses210Postal survey to all patients with estimated 10-year CVD risk >20%46 females, 164 males
67%>65 years, 99.5% white
14.6% highest quintile of deprivation
9.2% lowest quintile of deprivation
McDermott et al (2016)18HTA reportLambeth and Lewisham18 general practicesContent analysis of questionnaireNot givenQuestionnaires sent to all participants in the two intervention arms of a trial of enhanced invitation methodsNot given
Oswald et al (2010)13Evaluation reportTeessideAnySemi-structured interviews51Participants approached on the street at job centres, working men’s clubs, and librariesNot given
Taylor et al (2012)12Journal articleSefton PCTPharmacyFace-to-face survey261High-street locations, community centres, and other social settings in the vicinity172 females, 89 males
20.7% 35–45 years
30.6% 46–55 years
23.4% 56–65 years
25.3% 66–75 years
  • CVD = cardiovascular disease. HTA = Health Technology Assessment. PCT = primary care trust.