Annual Public Health Report 2023 - The prevention journey through NHS health checks and beyond

This Annual Public Health Report takes an in depth look at the 23 years of work carried out in Bromley in the prevention, early detection and management of risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and other non-communicable diseases, culminating in the NHS Health Checks programme.

Each year, the Director of Public Health has a statutory duty to produce an Annual Public Health Report looking at the health and wellbeing of the community. The focus on NHS Health Checks reflects the health and wellbeing priorities of the council in Making Bromley Even Better, and the significant positive impact that disease prevention can have for residents.

Cardiovascular disease causes 1 in 4 deaths in England and is one of the top causes of illness and health inequalities. Each year, approximately 1.3 million NHS health checks are delivered in England, identifying 315,00 people living with obesity and 33,000 cases of hypertension, preventing over 400 heart attacks and strokes.

This year’s report highlights the impressive work of GP surgeries and partners across the borough, who have delivered more than 56,000 NHS Health Checks over the last 10 years. The data in the report aims to support partners across Bromley to continue delivering a high-quality health programme to residents, learn from best practices, and find new ways to innovate and improve.

Download the Annual Public Health Report 2023 (PDF - 724.39 KB)

Previous Annual Public Health Reports