Wyers ce, walg cb, evers smaa, ruwaard d. The cardiometabolic prevention consultation. Huisarts wet 2014;57(6):286-9. While prevention programmes contribute to better health, they are also often applied to contain healthcare costs. As a result of the strong growth in the availability of commercial screening and intervention programmes, many of which are available via internet, the dutch college of general practitioners (nhg) published, in 2011, the guideline the cardiometabolic prevention consultation (prevention consultation), to facilitate the early detection of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and kidney failure. This guideline is consistent with the aim, formulated in the report ‘primary care in 2022’, of the national association of general practitioners (lhv) and the nhg that general practitioners will focus on neighbourhood health prevention. However, implementation of these programmes is slow, due to the absence of structural funding and collaboration with other parties, and to the lack of evidence for the feasibility and cost effectiveness of these interventions. Further investigation of the cost effectiveness of the prevention consultation is needed.