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19th May 2021

An Umbrella Review on Cardiovascular Risk Factors, Cardiovascular Disease and COVID-19

Public Health England commissioned the Liverpool Centre for Cardiovascular Science, University of Liverpool to conduct an umbrella review to systematically examine the associations between cardiovascular risk factors, cardiovascular disease (CVD) and COVID-19.

3rd March 2021

Cardiovascular disease prevention packs

NCVIN’s new CVD Prevention Packs to support PHE’s national ambitions for CVD prevention are now published. The updated packs include data (based on QOF 2019/20) on progress towards meeting the PHE national ambitions for hypertension and AF detection and treatment. They also include charts on behavioural risk factors and NHS Health Checks, with inequality breakdowns shown where available. Each sustainability and transformation partnership (STP) pack contains STP, clinical commissioning group (CCG) and practice level information.

2nd March 2021

An analysis of physical activity and alcohol measurements in NHS Health Checks

PHE commissioned Staffordshire University to conduct an analysis of physical activity and alcohol measurements in NHS Health Checks, using an existing dataset of 171 video-recorded NHS Health Checks from their Risk Communication in NHS Health Checks study. The analysis highlighted that there were variations between what is entered into patient clinical records and what happens in practice during a NHS Health Check, and also underlined the importance of ensuring practitioners have the competence, confidence and opportunity to discuss these topics with NHS Health Check attendees.

2nd March 2021

NHS Health Check delivery model survey

A recent survey was undertaken to understand the local models being used to deliver NHS Health Checks in 2019/20. The report summarises the findings from the survey responses, providing an important snapshot of how the NHS Health Check was implemented. It also highlights changes in practice since 2014 and potential considerations for any future developments to the programme.

2nd March 2021

February eBulletin

The February edition of our NHS Health Check eBulletin has been published.

2nd March 2021

Cardiovascular disease: building back better

On 12th February PHE Cardiovascular disease prevention programme team published a blog celebrating 2 years on from the National CVD ambitions.

28th January 2021

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7th December 2020

Primary Care Heart Failure Diagnostic and Treatment Pathway

Working with partners, the Kent Surrey and Sussex Academic Health Science Network (KSS AHSN) have developed a new heart failure care pathway. The pathway was developed as a response to the pandemic – which has identified patients with Heart Failure as being clinically vulnerable, should they contract COVID-19. It is hoped that by adopting the pathway, there will be time efficiencies, improvements in clinical practice and in turn a positive impact for patients and their families.

26th November 2020

Medical Research Council Public health intervention development (PHIND)

Apply for funding to develop early-stage interventions for a UK or global public health issue. Your project can last up to 18 months. Funding is available for 80% of its full economic cost (maximum award: £150,000). Proposals can include qualitative and quantitative primary research and the development of theory and logic models; however, emphasis should be placed on developing the intervention. Examples of the focus of health related, population-level interventions include: • transport, education, employment, leisure and the built environment • healthcare settings are not excluded, but projects should demonstrate potential for improvement • health of general, high risk or vulnerable populations. Deadline: 21 January 2021

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.

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