The UK Government has adopted a major shift for its National Health Service, moving from focusing predominantly on treatment and cure to one that looks first to prevention.

In 2008, it announced plans for everyone in England between the ages of 40 and 75 to be offered free health checks for heart disease, stroke, diabetes and kidney disease. More than two million people will be assessed annually, and health ministers believe the checks have the potential to save 2,000 lives a year and prevent 9,500 heart attacks and strokes.

Learn why Quintiles was the right ally for the NHS to successfully launch this cardio risk assessment program.