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6th April 2020

The Stroke Association response to COVID-19

Following a press release by the Stroke Association in response to concerns that people are not seeking urgent help when they need it during Covid-19, BBC News have published an article to encourage those having a stroke to call 999. The Stroke Association have also released a webinar including a Q&A for stroke professionals on the Coronavirus crisis. In addition to the webinar they have also worked in partnership with NHS England to compile a collection of information related to stroke and COVID-19.

6th April 2020

Cabinet Office guidance for commissioners on managing contracts

The cabinet office has released the ‘Procurement Policy Note – Supplier relief due to COVID-19’. This Procurement Policy Note sets out information and guidance for public bodies on payment of their suppliers to ensure service continuity during and after the current coronavirus, COVID-19 outbreak.

6th April 2020

HEART UK response to COVID-19

HEART UK have released a suite of information for the public to help people find out about COVID-19 and how it might affect people with high cholesterol or a related health condition such as heart disease, or an inherited cholesterol condition such as Familiar Hypocholesterolaemia (FH). HEART UK will be hosting a series of webinars during the coronavirus pandemic to provide additional support and information.

6th April 2020

British Heart Foundation response to COVID-19

The British Heart Foundation’s ‘Covid-19 hub for healthcare professionals’ is now live. It includes information and resources to support cardiovascular clinicians during the coronavirus pandemic and contains patient information and professional guidance including sections on health and wellbeing of staff and e-learning. Medical experts at the British Heart foundation have also published an informative article aimed at people with heart disease regarding what we know so far about COVID-19 and how it might affect them. This article is regularly updated and is a useful source of information for people with heart disease.

6th April 2020

Arrhythmia Alliance response to COVID-19

The Arrhythmia Alliance have created a suite of guidance and resource documents relating to COVID-19 for people with Atrial Fibrillation (AF) and other arrhythmias. There are resources for both healthcare professionals and people with AF.

17th February 2020

Hypertension Prevalence Model

Public Health England's National Cardiovascular Intelligence Network have successfully published their Hypertension Prevalence Model. Healthcare professionals can use this resource to estimate the number of adults with hypertension (high blood pressure) in their local area. The data also shows the variation in the condition across local areas. This can help with planning and commissioning local services. The estimates are at GP practice, CCG and local authority level and for the whole of England. The data presents estimates for adults aged 16 years or older and replace previous hypertension estimates published by Public Health England in 2016. The estimates use data from the Health Survey for England and a statistical model created by Public Health England.

10th February 2020

The 10-year CVD ambitions for England – one year on

This blog outlines several promising areas of work and initiatives led by members of the CVDSLF that have been addressing the ABC ambitions since their launch in February 2019.

25th October 2019

Physical activity training

2nd October 2019

NHS Long Term Plan: How do system leaders turn cardiovascular disease priorities into action?

With the NHS Long Term Plan aiming to prevent 150,000 cardiovascular events within the next decade, the BHF’s Victoria Meynell and Samual Dick consider what system leaders require to meet these ambitious goals.

26th September 2019

Data dashboard

NHS Health Check primary care data: NEW data dashboard to be jointly published by PHE and NHS Digital on Thursday 17 October at 9.30am. This first publication will provide the number of patients attending an NHS Health Check between April 2012 and March 2018, using data recorded by participating GP practices. Data will be presented in a dashboard and broken down by age, sex, ethnicity as well as local authority and Clinical Commissioning Group. This data was extracted in 2018 - PHE and NHS Digital are now jointly working towards releasing a range of metrics in a number of phases on this dashboard. This first release will provide new insight into the characteristics of people attending or not attending a Check. If you have any question regarding this publication, please contact catherine.lagord@phe.gov.uk.

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