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Upcoming webinars

Click here to register for the CVD prevention webinar series mailing list.

Past webinars

2021

September

Katharine Jenner, Chief Executive Officer at Blood Pressure UK, explains the aims of the annual ‘Know Your Numbers’ week campaign and what we can do to help prevent high blood pressure which is often known as the silent killer.   

July

Andrew Lloyd-Harris, Digital NHS Health Check programme support officer presented a webinar sharing the findings from a paper 'International examples of digital products for cardiovascular disease risk assessment and risk reduction. The webinar was chaired by Rosie Taylor, Digital NHS Health Check programme manager.

Learnings from County Durham NHS Health Check service evaluation and re-design

Luke Robertshaw, Public Health Speciality Registrar; North East, Public Health England and Clare Patel, General Practitioner presented a webinar to share their experiences of how they have used the current COVID-19 pandemic as an opportunity to evaluate and re-design the NHS Health Check programme. The webinar was chaired by Beverley Oliver, Health and Wellbeing Programme Lead; North East, Public Health England.

June

Cardiovascular risk, cardiovascular disease and COVID-19: An umbrella review

Dr Stephanie Harrison,
Tenure Track Fellow, Liverpool Centre for Cardiovascular Science, University of Liverpool and Dr Benjamin Buckley, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Liverpool Centre for Cardiovascular Science, University of Liverpool presented their findings from an umbrella review of cardiovascular risk, cardiovascular disease and COVID-19. The Webinar was chaired by Katherine Thompson, Head of Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Programme, Public Health England.

May

Evaluation of the Heart Age Test

Victoria Riley, Research Associate and PhD Student, Centre for Health and Development, Staffordshire University and Christopher Gidlow, Professor of Applied Health Research, Centre for Health and Development, Staffordshire University presented their findings from the evaluation of the Heart Age Test. The Webinar was chaired by Jade Clark, Programme Lead Predictive Prevention, Public Health England.

March

Identification of digital products capable of delivering an NHS Health Check

Tim Andrews, Chief Operating Officer and Co-founder at the Organisation for the Review of Care and Health Apps (ORCHA) and Jane Gourlay, Business Analyst at ORCHA presented their work to identify and assess existing digital products able to deliver a complete NHS Health Check. The Webinar was chaired by Jade Clark and Rosie Taylor, Programme Lead Predictive Prevention, Public Health England.

Alcohol consumption and physical activity measurements in NHS Health Checks

Professor Christopher Gidlow and Victoria Riley, researchers from the Centre for Health and Development, Staffordshire University presented the key findings from their analysis of alcohol consumption and physical activity measurements in NHS Health Checks. The Webinar was chaired by Clive Henn, Senior Alcohol Advisor, Public Health England

February

Findings from the 2019/20 NHS Heath Check Delivery Survey

Catherine Lagord, Analyst, CVD Prevention team, Public Health England, and Alicia Nolan, Programme Support Officer, CVD Prevention team, Public Health England presented the finding from the 2019/20 NHS Health Check Delivery Survey. The Webinar was chaired by Katherine Thompson, Head of Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Programme, Public Health England.

2020

December

Developing new NHS Health Check implementation models during COVID-19: local examples.

Katherine Thompson, Head of Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Programme, Public Health England. Chaired this webinar which shared local examples of how different areas are delivering NHS Health Checks during the COVID-19 response. Presenters included Gareth Walsh, Public Health Practitioner, Cornwall Council, Tracey Hembrough Advanced Practitioner / Nurse Partner, Alverton Practice and Georgina Crossman, Programme Manager- Health Improvement, Medway Council

Publication of new local metrics from the NHS Health Check national primary care dataset

This webinar presented the new local metrics from the NHS Health Check national primary care dataset. Presenters included: Catherine Lagord, Analyst, CVD Prevention team, Public Health England, Liam Wilkinson Data scientist, Primary care domain, NHS Digital and Natasha Chetwynd, Analyst, Primary care domain, NHS Digital. The Webinar was chaired by Dr Matt Kearney National Clinical Lead for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention, Public Health England

November

Riyaz Patel, Professor of Cardiology, UCL and Consultant Cardiologist, Barts Health and UCLH NHS Trusts delivered a webinar sharing the findings from the recently published paper: Evaluation of the uptake and delivery of the NHS Health Check programme in England, using primary care data from 9.5 million people: a cross sectional study. The webinar was chaired by Jamie Waterall, Deputy Chief Nurse, PHE

*Please note that due to a technically error not all slides show in the video. The slides can be accessed here and used to follow along with the presentation.

Louise Tanner, Ryan Kenny and Fiona Pearson presented a webinar to discuss to findings from the NHS Health Check programme: updated evidence review 2020. The webinar was chaired by Katherine Thompson.

October

Influences on NHS Health Check Behaviours.

Dr Lou Atkins, Consultant in Behaviour Change Intervention Design and Evaluation, University College London delivered a webinar sharing the findings from the recently published paper Influences on NHS Health Check behaviours: a systematic review. The webinar was chaired by Katherine Thompson. Presentation slides can be found here

Learnings from the discovery phase of the Digital exemplar work.

Eleanor Wilkinson and Chryssa Stefanidou delivered a webinar discussing the learnings from the discovery phase of the Digital exemplar work. The webinar was chaired by Katherine Thompson.

Claire Levermore spoke about the Accelerating Detection of Disease (ADD) programme- the UK’s largest ever health research programme, and the opportunity to be one of the pilot areas helping establish this world-leading resource for health research. The webinar was chaired by Professor John Deanfield.

September

Tracey Bignall and Jabeer Butt from the Race Equality Foundation shared insights and learnings from their community based blood pressure testing pilots for Black Caribbean and African men conducted earlier this year. Michaela Nuttall,  Public Health England's Clinical Advisor chaired the webinar.

July

Katherine Thompson, Head of Cardiovascular Disease Prevention, Public Health England chaired this webinar highlighting the relevant existing guidance and areas for consideration when restarting the programme during the COVID-19 recovery phase. The webinar also features local implementors; Paul Stokes, Head of Programmes, Health Improvement, London Borough of Southwark and Lynda Seery, Public Health Specialist, Newcastle City Council, discussing how health checks are being restarted in their area.

February 2020

NHS Health Checks- Health Equity Audits

A webinar chaired by Nicky Saynor (Health & Wellbeing Manager, PHE South West) focusing on the value of conducting health equity audits, to support tailoring NHS Health Check implementation to suit local system priorities and population needs. We hear from 4 local authorities on their learnings from undertaking health equity audits on their NHS Health Check programmes: Alan Orchard (Lancashire County Council), Stephen Pinel (Oxfordshire County Council), Fatima Ndanusa (Hampshire County Council) and Tom Bourne (Kent County Council).

October 2019

Qrisk3

Michaela Nuttall, Public Health England's Head of Cardiovascular Disease Prevention discusses the use of QRISK3 for NHS Health Checks

General Practice Extraction Service

Catherine Lagord, Analyst in the Cardiovascular Disease prevention team at PHE, Adam Langron, Analytical Section Head in Primary Care at NHS Digital, Rob Worrall, Senior Information Analysts at NHS Digital, Emma Clegg, Senior Public Health Data Scientist at PHE discuss the publication of the NHS Health Check data dashboard.

The first publication of the data dashboard provides the number of patients attending an NHS Health Check between April 2012 and March 2018, using data recorded by participating GP practices. Data is presented in a dashboard and broken down by age, sex, ethnicity as well as local authority and Clinical Commissioning Group.

January 2019

Strategic Health Asset Planning and Evaluation (SHAPE)

Strategic Health Asset Planning and Evaluation (SHAPE) is a PHE tool and platform that uses GIS and data visualisation to bring a range of data together to inform delivery as well as evaluate services.  As well as providing a freely accessible interactive tool to support service configuration, known as the SHAPE atlas for CVD prevention, it is built and developed to allow commissioners, strategy makers and decision makers make informed decision in health improvement in their respective localities and geographies.

To access SHAPE please complete the online registration form available here:

For further enquiries: Email shape@phe.gov.uk

November 2018

High Cholesterol Enters a Genomic Age.

The webinar will be chaired by Slade Carter, PHE Deputy National Lead for CVD Prevention; and the guest speakers will be Dr Matt Kearney, NHS England National Clinical Director for CVD Prevention and Professor Steve Humphries, UCL Cardiovascular Genetics.

July 2018

CVD Prevention Webinar Series: 2018 Heart Age campaign

The webinar was chaired by Professor Jamie Waterall, National Lead for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention & Associate Deputy Chief Nurse and the guest speakers were Maddy Durrant – PHE Partnerships Marketing Lead and Ruth Dale – PHE Regional Marketing Manager, South.

This webinar discusses the launch plans for the 2018 Heart Age campaign, as well as the resources available.

NHS Health Check in Pharmacy Settings

The webinar was charied by Robbie Turner, Director for England Royal Pharmaceutical Society and the guest speakers were Viv Mussell and Heather Frazer from West Sussex Local Authority.

April 2018

May Measurement Month

The webinar was chaired by Slade Carter, Deputy National Lead, Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Team, PHE and provides an oversight of May Measurement Month, the global awareness campaign, surrounding the issues of high blood pressure, led by the International Society of Hypertension. 

The guest speaker was Professor Neil Poulter, Professor of Preventive Cardiovascular Medicine at Imperial College London and President of the International Society of Hypertension (ISH).

Page reviewed: 31/03/2021

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The team does not and cannot offer clinical advice. If you have any urgent medical enquiries we urge you to contact your GP, or NHS Direct at www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk or by calling 0845 4647. In an emergency call 999