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Wednesday, 07 June 2017
Over recent years there has been growing attention on cardiovascular disease prevention through improved detection and management of the high risk conditions such as atrial fibrillation, high blood pressure and high cholesterol in different parts of the country. Dr Matt Kearney, National Clinical Director for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention describes a number of encouraging national developments.
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Friday, 19 May 2017
A national drive to prevent type 2 diabetes could help delay or stop up to 18,000 cases of the condition from developing over five years. The NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme (NHS DPP) could also save £1.1 billion in health benefits and by year 12 could become cost saving. The programme was developed to identify those at high risk of type 2 diabetes and refer them onto a behaviour change programme.
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Friday, 19 May 2017
A useful new resource on stroke for healthcare professionals and the general public has been published on the Health Awareness website. Articles include a feature from National Clinical Director of Stroke Professor Anthony Rudd (St Thomas’ Hospital, London) on the importance of quick access to specialist care and treatment.
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Friday, 19 May 2017
The NICE Quality Standard (QS) on the diagnosis and management of stable angina has been updated to reflect changes to the NICE guideline on chest pain of recent onset. Statement 1 of the QS was changed to encourage people with features of typical or atypical angina to be offered 64-slice CT coronary angiography to confirm any diagnosis.
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Tuesday, 11 April 2017
Positive evidence for the benefits of the NHS Health Check has been published in the first report from the NHS Health Check Expert Scientific and Clinical Advisory Panel.
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Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Anticoagulation UK, in collaboration with other charities is hosting the Anticoagulation Achievement Awards 2017 to celebrate outstanding practice in the management, education and provision of anticoagulation across the UK.

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Tuesday, 11 April 2017

The latest review of diabetes foot care in England and Wales shows significant room for improvement. The National Diabetes Foot Care Audit (NDFA) 2014-2016 found that less than half of diabetes services in England and Wales have the recommended NICE care structures in place. In addition, 40% of ulcer episodes referred by a health professional only had an expert assessment after 2 or more weeks.

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Sunday, 12 March 2017

Recently announced results from the FOURIER trial show that treatment with the PCSK9 inhibitor evolocumab significantly reduced the risk of cardiovascular events in patients with clinical atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease on optimized statin therapy.

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