Opportunistic Case Finding

Opportunistic Case Finding

The Opportunistic Case Finding Programme is targeted at patients who have not previously been diagnosed as having a chronic disease but have risk factors for developing a chronic illness.

It is available to those who fit the following criteria:

  • Medical card holder or doctor visit card holder
  • Age 45 or older
  • Can attend the surgery
  • Has one of the following specific risks:
    • Raised cholesterol
    • Moderate or severe chronic kidney disease 
    • Signs of heart failure on blood tests
    • Current smoker
    • BMI ≥30kg/m2 
    • Ethnic minority 


Patients who are eligible are entitled to a 5 yearly review with the practice nurse. We are currently inviting patients to join this programme. For more information take a look at the HSE patient booklet here.