Health checks and diabetes prevention


  • Welcome
  • Health and social care
  • NHS Health Check
  • The NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme
  • Summary
  • Assessment questions
  • Action & Evaluation


This CPD module is about current thinking on health checks and diabetes prevention. It will look at the NHS Health Check and NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme and consider the aims and core elements of each.

The focus of NHS health promotion is to reduce premature mortality and improve prevention and early diagnosis


To promote greater awareness of the benefits of conducting health checks in community pharmacy.


After studying this module, you will be able to:

  • Explain the programmes available
  • Describe the core elements of health checks
  • Develop a plan to engage more people to have health checks.

Contributing author

Louise Baglole, pharmacist consultant specialising in community pharmacy.

About this module

This CPD module is designed for community pharmacy technicians to use as part of their continuing professional development. Reflection exercises have been included to help start you off in the CPD learning cycle.

Record your learning and how you applied it in your practice using the action and evaluation record at the end of this module, which will then be stored in your personal learning log. You must be registered on the website to do this.

Continuing professional development (CPD) is a statutory requirement for pharmacy technicians. Completion of this module will contribute to the nine pieces of CPD that must be recorded a year, as stipulated by the GPhC.



Click here to download a PDF of the module as it appeared in print. You can still use your online learning log to record your learning outcomes and impact on your practice.

Originally Published by Training Matters