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15th June 2020

Open call for academic expertise – Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and NHS Health Check programme

Public Health England (PHE) are seeking academics with expertise in primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease and its risk factors, and/or the NHS Health Check programme. PHE are specifically looking for expertise in any of the following risk factors – physical activity, weight, alcohol, blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar and behaviour change. If you have relevant expertise and are interested in joining PHE’s academic framework for CVD Prevention, please send a short 1-page CV to academicPH@phe.gov.uk for consideration by close of play on Tuesday 30th June 2020.

12th June 2020

PHE to lead NHS Health Check Review

The Government announced its intention in the prevention green paper ‘Advancing our Health: Prevention in the 2020s’ to undertake a review of the NHS Health Check Programme and has asked PHE to lead on this. This national prevention programme, commissioned by local Government and reaching every part of England, aims to prevent heart disease, stroke, diabetes, kidney disease, and identify early dementia. Local Government’s oversight of the programme has seen 6.7 million people aged 40 to 74 benefit from a check over the past five years. Now, over ten years on from its launch, the review will build on the gains delivered so far and consider what action is needed to maximise the programme’s impact over the next 10 years and beyond. University College London’s Professor John Deanfield has been appointed as the external chair and the review will be advised by an expert panel and informed by UK and international evidence.

11th June 2020

Happy Hearts COVID-19 resource pages for CVD Prevention

Cheshire and Merseyside have created a central repository on the Happy Hearts website bringing together the latest information, advice and support from many organisations with a focus on the ABC of CVD prevention during COVID-19. Professionals, patients and carers can find the extra information they might need to prevent Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) during this time.

1st June 2020

Arrhythmia Alliance World Heart Rhythm Week 2020 Starts Monday 1st June

Between the 1 to the 7 June World Heart Rhythm Week highlights the importance of knowing and understanding our heart rhythms. Due to the Coronavirus and recent government regulations, Arrhythmia Alliance are encouraging supporters to get involved online and spread awareness. They are asking the public and healthcare professionals to support their mission to raise awareness of arrhythmias (irregular heart rhythms) on all social media platforms. Supporters can host online awareness events as well as share, promote and spread the word on social media.

24th April 2020

NICE COVID-19 rapid guideline: acute myocardial injury

NICE have released guidelines to help healthcare professionals who are not cardiology specialists identify and treat acute myocardial injury and its cardiac complications in adults with known or suspected COVID-19 but without known pre-existing cardiovascular disease.

23rd April 2020

Blood Pressure UK response to COVID-19

Among changing advice surrounding coronavirus (COVID-19) and how to stay safe, Blood Pressure UK have released advice for people with high blood pressure. This article is regularly updated and is a useful source of information to signpost people with high blood pressure.

22nd April 2020

The Health Psychology Exchange offer to support COVID-19 work

In response to COVID-19, over a hundred health psychology professionals from around the country would like to offer their time and expertise to support policy, strategy and practice relating to health. Support can be provided across health, social care, local authority and voluntary sector organisations.

20th April 2020

Postponed NHS Health Check data returns

In light of the current exceptional circumstances and the ongoing pressures from COVID-19 we are postponing the return of the NHS Health Check data for the period covering the 1 January - 31 March 2020 (Q4) inclusive. We will also be postponing the return of NHS Health Check data for the period covering 1 April – 30 June (Q1) inclusive. The new timelines have been outlined in a letter sent to Directors of Public Health. Please click ‘find out more’ to view a copy of the letter.

17th April 2020

Issues & Answers host COVID-19 webinar series

Over the next few weeks, Issues & Answers in primary care today are hosting a series of free, bite-sized COVID-19 webinars aimed at primary healthcare professionals.

8th April 2020

NICE Rapid guidance documents, COVID-19

In order to support the NHS and social care to respond quickly to the challenges of COVID-19, NICE have produced a suite of rapid guidelines.

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