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Getting Serious About Prevention: reducing variation and optimising care

On the 8 February 2018 we held our fifth annual conference Getting serious about prevention: reducing variation and optimizing care, which was chaired by Dr Sarah Jarvis. The event was a huge success with over 400 of stakeholders, including commissioners, providers and academics coming together to share, learn and act together to improve our efforts on preventing ill health and premature death from cardiovascular disease.

You can access the presentations from the morning plenary speakers:

A keynote address was also given by:

Read Jamie Waterall's blog to find out more about the event.


This year’s event also included training, round table discussions as well as a range of oral and poster presentations sharing learning and innovation. Resources and presentations from the sessions can be accessed below.

Session 1

1A: An introduction to health coaching: better conversations, better health

1B: Maximising the local impact and cost effectiveness of the NHS Health Check programme

1C: NHS Health Check:  Getting the most from commissioning.

1D: Size of the Prize: driving improvement in CVD prevention by doing things differently


Session 2

2A: Future, engage, deliver: leadership for CVD prevention

2B: Health care professionals role in supporting behaviour change

2C: Digital approaches to cardiovascular disease prevention

2D: A round up of learning from the roll out of the NHS Diabetes prevention programme


Session 3

3A: When is ‘low risk’, not a ‘low risk’: communicating risk scores effectively

3B: Ensuring equity and reducing inequality through CVD prevention programmes

3C: An international perspective on CVD prevention

3D: Enhancing opportunities to detect Familial Hypercholesterolemia


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