Every three months the NHS Health Check data published by NHS England shows a fall in the take up rate. It is half less than than target rate and no longer meets the statutory demands to improve year on year. This is a disaster as the spending for this service has been taken from tax-payers and redirected from other health services. The case for Health Checks every 5 yeas was only marginally acceptable based on high take up rates from 70%. The current take up rate has fallen to 45% and in some areas it is a lot less than this. The NHS already screens opportunistically and also when you register at a GP. Sometimes the GP new patient check takes place in the same month as the NHS health check. What a waste of money and resource. Patients do not value this service because it is too basic and poorly delivered often by non-medical people. Patients are voting with their feet. It is time the NHS looks again at the money it is wasting.