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15 Aug 2012
Over 40s missing out on heart checks, figures suggest
Many people over 40 are not getting the routine heart health check they are entitled to, figures suggest.
Each year GPs in England should be offering health MOTs to 20% of their patients aged 40-74, but latest available data indicates only 14% of those eligible have had one.
GP magazine sent Freedom of Information Act requests to all 151 PCTs in England, of which 118 responded.
A fifth said they would fail to meet the compulsory target in 2012-13.
This means millions of patients may miss out on checks designed to spot potentially fatal conditions, such as heart disease and diabetes.