LBN Public Health Contract
NHC has entered into the Head Contract with the Commissioner (London Borough of Newham) for Public Health services for the resident of Newham, and in order to ensure effective delivery of this contract and to enable our member practices to continue to be able to provide these services to their patients, NHC has contracted with all GP Practices that operate within the Newham Borough (the Sub-Contractor). This Contract combines contracts related to
- NHS Health Checks for patients aged 40-70
- Screening and management of Chlamydia for patients aged 15-24 as part of the national chlamydia screening programme (NCSP) and LARC (Long Acting Revisable Contraception.
This contract also introduces a third (new) activity for GP practices
- HIV Screening of Newly registered patients aged 16-64
NHS Health Checks- NHS Health Check is a health check-up for adults in England aged 40 to 74. It's designed to spot early signs of stroke, kidney disease, heart disease, type 2 diabetes or dementia. As people get older, have a higher risk of developing one of these conditions. An NHS Health Check helps find ways to lower this risk.
Chlamydia Screening- GP practice identify young people aged 15-24 years old who are eligible for opportunistic Chlamydia Screening.
Chlamydia is the most common bacterial sexually transmitted infection, with sexually active young people at highest risk. As chlamydia often has no symptoms and can have serious health consequences (such as pelvic inflammatory disease, ectopic pregnancy and tubul factor infertility) opportunistic screening remains an essential element of good quality sexual health services for young adults.
LARC- All GP practices to take part in the promotion of LARC devices as a valid form of EHC (rather than oral methods). GPs not delivering sexual health services (LARC) do inter or intra-practice referral.
17 GP practices providing LARC services in the borough of Newham. Abbey Road Practice is providing LARC services as a HUB, and accepting Inter-practice referral from any other GPs in the borough.
HIV Screening- All the GP practice in Newham are offering a HIV screening to all the newly registered patients aged 16-64.