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Thursday, 15 October 2020

Michaela Nuttall and colleagues explore the profound effect the COVID-19 pandemic is having on the general population, minority communities, those with chronic diseases and on nurses themselves.

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Thursday, 14 May 2020

The Primary Care Cardiovascular Society has released a series of learning bites to support healthcare professionals during these unprecedented times with the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Thursday, 19 December 2019

The role of nutrition and exercise in maintaining muscle mass, strength and function pre and post falls and fractures

With an ageing population, strategies that help older adults to maintain their independence for longer are increasingly important.

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Thursday, 08 August 2019

In 2017 the University of Sheffield was commissioned by Public Health England (PHE) to develop a new return on investment (ROI) tool for cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention, to be used by national and local decision-makers. The tool focuses on prevention of CVD in six key high-risk groups, identified through the NHS RightCare pathway as being currently underdiagnosed and insufficiently well managed. This includes patients with hypertension, diabetes (type 1 and type 2), non-diabetic hyperglycaemia, atrial fibrillation, chronic kidney disease and high cholesterol (the latter including patients with a QRISK2 score ≥ 10% or familial hypercholesterolaemia).

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Thursday, 08 August 2019

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention has been highlighted by the Next Steps on the Five Year Forward View as a key priority for clinical commissioning groups (CCGs). An important area of focus is improving the management of high-risk conditions for CVD, such as atrial fibrillation (AF). In response to this escalating healthcare priority, Imperial College Health Partners have developed the new AF High Impact Intervention Tool in collaboration with NHS RightCare, as part of their CVD Prevention Pathway.

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Thursday, 08 August 2019

We know that there are differences in outcomes between populations that cannot be explained by the dictates of evidence-based medicine or by demographics. Core to the work of NHS RightCare is the concept of unwarranted variation and the vital importance of using our shared NHS resources to deliver the best outcomes for our population. In 2018, NHS RightCare developed the toolkit for physical ill health and cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention in people with severe mental illness (SMI), in close collaboration with Public Health England (PHE).

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Thursday, 08 August 2019

Our latest Back to Basics is a wallchart highlighting key features about familial hypercholesterolaemia with links to other useful information.

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Thursday, 08 August 2019

Familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH) is a common monogenetic condition that causes high levels of cholesterol in the blood, resulting in an increased risk of heart disease at an early age. FH affects around one in every 270 people. That means that in England around 160,000 adults and 40,000 children under 18 years are likely to have FH, though only around 3,000 have been diagnosed by DNA testing. This article discusses the new implementation guide, which is designed to improve the identification and treatment of people with FH.

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Thursday, 08 August 2019

Behavioural risk factors such as poor diet, smoking and low physical activity, along with high blood pressure, high body mass index and high cholesterol are the main risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD). The Heart Age Test is a digital online tool designed to help make sense of an individual’s risk of CVD, the implications of that risk and the behavioural changes needed to reduce that risk.

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Thursday, 08 August 2019
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