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Table 1 Summary of NHS outreach health check events and engagement activities

From: The provision of NHS health checks in a community setting: an ethnographic account

Event Venue description Total NHS health checks conducted (N = 60) Staff (N = 24) Engagement workers (N = 8) Target group Time Engagement & publicity activities
1 Church with a predominantly Afro-Caribbean congregation 23 6 (1 nurse, 1 healthcare assistant, 2 health trainers, 2 engagement workers) 1 male, 1 female from the local Black-Afro-Caribbean community Afro Caribbean Men 10 am–2.00 pm Peer networks and word-of-mouth; leafleting, posters, local radio and direct contact with local shops, betting shop, bar, passers- by
2 Community Centre for Rastafarians 11 6 (1 nurse, 1 healthcare assistant, 2 health trainers, 2 engagement workers) 1 male, 1 female from the local Black-Afro-Caribbean community Afro Caribbean Men 2.00–2.30 pm Peer networks; leafleting, posters, local radio and direct contact with local shops, taxi office, bar, passers-by
3 Community Centre 14 6 (1 nurse, 1 healthcare assistant, 2 health trainers, 2 engagement workers) 2 females from the local Black-Afro-Caribbean community Afro Caribbean Women 1.00–6.00 pm Leafleting, posters, local radio and direct contact with local shops, betting shop, bar, passers-by
4 Learning Centre 12 6 (1 nurse, 1 healthcare assistant, 2 health trainers, 2 engagement workers) 2 females from the local Black-Afro-Caribbean community Afro Caribbean Men & Women 1.00–6.00 pm Minor engagement activities prior to the event, including leafleting in local shops, a local bar, & passers-by