Physical health checks for people with Serious Mental Illness


People on the GP Severe Mental Illness (SMI) register are eligible for annual physical health checks, and this is now a key part of Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF). Latest data shows that only 23.6 per cent of eligible people have had all six health check elements. We encourage GP practices to ensure people on their SMI register are invited for physical health checks as soon as possible. New funding is available for all STPs/ICSs to deliver tailored outreach and engagement for this group, increasing access to physical health checks and uptake of flu and COVID-19 vaccinations. Equally Well has developed a range of resource material to support this process.