10 October 2019

Dr Matt Kearney joins UCLPartners as Programme Director for CVD Prevention

Dr Matt Kearney will be leading a UCLPartners programme that will drive large scale prevention of heart attacks, strokes and other circulatory problems.

Matt joins UCLPartners from NHS England and Public Health England where held a dual role as National Clinical Director for Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Prevention.  In this role Matt led the development of the NHS Long Term Plan CVD prevention programme.

Matt continues to practise as a part time GP. Previously he worked as clinical and public health advisor to the Department of Health respiratory programme and led development of the first Respiratory Atlas of Variation. He has also been a member of the NICE Public Health Interventions Advisory Committee developing evidence-based prevention guidelines for front line professionals. Matt has a master’s degree in Public Health and is a Fellow of both the Royal College of GPs and the Royal College of Physicians.

Prof Mike Roberts, Managing Director for UCLPartners AHSN said: “Implementing the CVD prevention programme as outlined in the NHS Long Term Plan across UCLPartners will prevent around 12,000 heart attacks and strokes over 10 years by optimising the detection and management of the high risk conditions – atrial fibrillation, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. We are delighted that Matt has joined us and look forward to the progressing this programme across our partnership, drawing on the wealth of experience Matt brings”