Postcode Lotteries in Public Health -- The NHS Health Checks Programme in North West London

January 2011
BMC Public Health;2011, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p738
Academic Journal
The article presents a research paper which describes a postcode lottery effect in relation to the national health services (NHS) Health Checks Programme in eight Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) in the North West sector of London, England. It mentions that postcode lotteries in health refer to differences in health care between different geographic areas. It reports that the program provides tools which are used to identify and measure risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes.


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