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20th November 2020

Global Atrial Fibrillation (AF) Awareness Week: Three perspectives on improving outcomes for patients with Atrial Fibrillation

NHS England have posted a blog to support Global Atrial Fibrillation Awareness week (16 – 22 November 2020). In this blog, three experts in cardiovascular disease (CVD) provide their perspectives on ongoing work to improve outcomes for patients with Atrial Fibrillation (AF) in England.

17th November 2020

Brief Interventions for Non Communicable Disease Risk Factors in Primary Healthcare: Healthcare Providers Online Survey and Interview

9th November 2020

NHS Health Check scientific paper and data dashboard publication

A new analysis of NHS Health Check data on over 9 million patients records (from 2012 – 2017), undertaken by PHE and partners, has now been published in BMJ Open. This paper, the first of a series, reports specifically on uptake of the programme, to whom it was offered and who took up the offer, focusing on age, sex, deprivation and ethnicity. Risk factor information and the interventions that were delivered are also described. To accompany the scientific paper publication, PHE in partnership with NHS Digital, have published an update to the NHS Health Check data dashboard with metrics on attendance by Index of Multiple Deprivation and on each of the cardiovascular disease risk factors assessed among NHS Health Check attendees.

3rd November 2020

Reducing cardiovascular disease risk by tackling cholesterol: Putting the C back into ABC

As part of their NHS Long Term Plan series of webinars, Govconnect are hosting a webinar focussing on Reducing cardiovascular disease risk by tackling cholesterol: Putting the C back into ABC due to take place on 17 November at 13:00 – 14:00 This free webinar will be chaired by Dr Matt Kearney, Director of Primary Care Innovation at UCLPartners and former National Clinical Director for CVD Prevention at NHS England. Speakers include Helen Williams, National specialty adviser for cardiovascular disease prevention, Jules Payne, Chief Executive of Heart UK and Russell Abberley, General Manager, Amgen UK who. Speaker will share best practice, identify what patients want and need from their care and discuss how we can harness some of the innovation generated by COVID-19 to reduce the risk in people living with CVD and raised cholesterol.

17th September 2020

Personalised Care Institute (PCI) launched

The Personalised Care Institute (PCI) launched this week. The PCI is a virtual organisation for evidence-based personalised care training, convened by the Royal College of GPs in partnership and funded by NHS England and Improvement. Health and care professionals will be able to discover the new curriculum, as well as the first eLearning course - 'Core skills for personalised care' - with more courses to be added soon. Training providers interested in joining the PCI will also be able to find details on its accreditation scheme.

17th September 2020

Influences on NHS health check behaviours: a systematic review

A new systematic review of the NHS Health Check programme has been published. The article aimed to identify groups of people (actors) and their behaviours that are relevant to increasing uptake and follow up of NHS Health Checks within primary care and community and/or social care, and influences on the behaviours identified. Additionally, the article identifies types of intervention and component behaviour change techniques (BCTs) likely to change these influences.

15th September 2020

Your help needed: NHS Health Check delivery model survey

The national Cardiovascular Disease prevention programme team would like to better understand the local delivery models which were used to deliver the NHS Health Check in 2019/20 to aid the NHS Health Check review work. To do this we have developed a short survey. We would be extremely appreciative if one representative from each local authority public health team could complete the survey by Monday 5 October.

30th July 2020

Updated Competency Framework and Learner and Assessor workbook

The NHS Health Check Competency Framework and accompanying Learner and Assessor Workbook have been updated. Commissioners and providers of the NHS Health Check programme are encouraged to make use of these resources to assure that staff delivering health checks are competent to do so, and to support improvement in the quality of local programme delivery.

20th July 2020

Updated NHS Health Check Programme Standards

The NHS Health Check Programme Standards have been updated. As local commissioners and providers begin to make preparations for restarting the service the standards can be used to ensure a minimum level of quality across the NHS Health Check pathway. The standards are intended for use in conjunction with other existing advice such as guidance on workforce, workplace and patient safety during COVID-19 as described in the NHS Health Check restart preparation document.

15th July 2020

The Race Equality Foundation: Blood pressure testing for African and Caribbean men

The Race Equality Foundation have delivered a series of blood pressure testing pilots targeting black African and African Caribbean men in community settings. The project was funded through the Health and Wellbeing Alliance. The project report is now available.

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