Weekly Health Check

Question {{ question }}

According to analysis from UK100, a network of UK local authorities focused on climate and clean energy policy, how many people in the UK live in an area with “dangerously high levels of air pollution”?

  • One in three
  • One in four
  • One in five

Correct Wrong

One in three. According to analysis of British Lung Foundation data from UK100, one in three people in the UK live in an area with high levels of air pollution. UK100 has warned that pollution contributes to 40,000 deaths each year.

One in three. According to analysis of British Lung Foundation data from UK100, one in three people in the UK live in an area with high levels of air pollution. UK100 has warned that pollution contributes to 40,000 deaths each year.

Next Question
Finish Quiz

In response to the Prime Minister admitting this week that she scrapes mould off the top of jam, who said: “It is advised not to eat food that is obviously rotten or containing mould due to potential risks from mould. While it is possible that removing the mould could remove any unseen toxins that are present, there is no guarantee that doing so would remove them all.”

  • Duncan Selbie
  • Dame Sally Davies
  • The Food Standards Agency

Correct Wrong

The Food Standards Agency. It came to light this week during a Cabinet meeting that Theresa May scrapes mould off jam and eats what's underneath. This prompted a spokesperson from the Food Standards Agency to issue a statement warning about the potential health implications of eating food that is rotten or mouldy.

The Food Standards Agency. It came to light this week during a Cabinet meeting that Theresa May scrapes mould off jam and eats what's underneath. This prompted a spokesperson from the Food Standards Agency to issue a statement warning about the potential health implications of eating food that is rotten or mouldy.

Next Question
Finish Quiz

NHS performance against the four-hour accident and emergency target hit a record low in January. How many NHS trusts achieved or exceeded the overall four-hour accident and emergency target?

  • 2
  • 9
  • 11

Correct Wrong

2. Figures published by NHS England, and reported by the Health Service Journal, show that during January, only 84.4% of patients were treated or admitted to A&E within four hours. This means that A&E waits in England have reached their worst level since the four-hour target was introduced in 2004 with only two NHS trusts achieving the target.

2. Figures published by NHS England, and reported by the Health Service Journal, show that during January, only 84.4% of patients were treated or admitted to A&E within four hours. This means that A&E waits in England have reached their worst level since the four-hour target was introduced in 2004 with only two NHS trusts achieving the target.

Next Question
Finish Quiz

Who said this week: “Tesco has more sophisticated and more efficient systems than the NHS”?

  • Dr Eric Topol
  • Matt Hancock
  • Tara Donnelly

Correct Wrong

Matt Hancock. Launching the Topol Review this week - a review exploring how the health workforce can deliver a digital future - the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care suggested that Tesco knows more about its customers than the NHS does its patients.

Matt Hancock. Launching the Topol Review this week - a review exploring how the health workforce can deliver a digital future - the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care suggested that Tesco knows more about its customers than the NHS does its patients.

Next Question
Finish Quiz

According to a new recruitment campaign launched by the Department of Health and Social Care to recruit more adult social care staff, how many vacancies are there currently in the adult social care sector?

  • 90,000
  • 110,000
  • 130,000

Correct Wrong

110,000. The Department of Health and Social Care has launched a new recruitment drive, the Every Day is Different campaign, to fill the 110,000 vacancies in the care sector. The campaign seeks to get more under-40s to take up jobs such as care workers, therapists and activity co-ordinators.

110,000. The Department of Health and Social Care has launched a new recruitment drive, the Every Day is Different campaign, to fill the 110,000 vacancies in the care sector. The campaign seeks to get more under-40s to take up jobs such as care workers, therapists and activity co-ordinators.

Next Question
Finish Quiz

Matt Hancock, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, has called on the NHS to abandon which practice this week?

  • Posting letters to patients
  • Issuing paper prescriptions
  • Using fax machines

Correct Wrong

Posting letters to patients. Having already announced a ban on NHS organisations buying fax machines, Matt Hancock has set his sights on halting the "downright dangerous" practice of sending letters to patients. Instead, the Secretary of State has outlined his ambition for email to become the default option by 2021, with doctors emailing things like test results to patients.

Posting letters to patients. Having already announced a ban on NHS organisations buying fax machines, Matt Hancock has set his sights on halting the "downright dangerous" practice of sending letters to patients. Instead, the Secretary of State has outlined his ambition for email to become the default option by 2021, with doctors emailing things like test results to patients.

Next Question
Finish Quiz

Public Health England has announced the creation of a new national ambition to tackle the major causes of cardiovascular disease in England (atrial fibrillation, high blood pressure and raised cholesterol). According to PHE, high blood pressure is responsible for what percent of GP appointments?

  • 8%
  • 10%
  • 12%

Correct Wrong

12%. A new coalition of over 40 organisations fronted by Public Health England has announced the first ever national ambition to improve the detection and treatment of atrial fibrillation, high blood pressure and high cholesterol to control cardiovascular disease. According to Public Health England, high blood pressure accounts for 12% of GP appointments.

12%. A new coalition of over 40 organisations fronted by Public Health England has announced the first ever national ambition to improve the detection and treatment of atrial fibrillation, high blood pressure and high cholesterol to control cardiovascular disease. According to Public Health England, high blood pressure accounts for 12% of GP appointments.

Next Question
Finish Quiz
Loading Spinner

Score

{{ score }} out of 7

Weekly Health Check

You scored

{{ score }} out of 7

You have been rated "Inadequate" - looks like you're going into special measures

You have been rated "Inadequate" - looks like you're going into special measures

You have been rated "Requires improvement" - better luck next time

You have been rated "Requires improvement" - better luck next time

You have been rated "Good" - nice work

You have been rated "Good" - nice work

You have been rated "Good" - nice work

You have been rated "Outstanding" - congratulations!

Tweet your results
Twitter Logo
Take a look at our insights