Cardiovascular disease (CVD) contributes to a quarter of all deaths in people under the age of 75 and accounts for a quarter of the life expectancy gap between the rich and poor.
The NHS Long Term Plan sets the ambitious target of preventing 150,000 cases of heart attacks, strokes, and dementia over ten years, optimising the detection and management of atrial fibrillation, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
Our proactive care frameworks provide a platform for optimising clinical care and self-care for people with these high-risk conditions, supporting primary care teams to do things differently and at scale.
The following slide packs include pathways and resources to support clinicians treating patients with single or multiple cardiovascular conditions.
Many patients will have one or more of these conditions. We have therefore created a unified protocol for consultations to support education, self-management and behaviour change.
The videos below go through these frameworks in detail and how to use them.
Here, you can find reliable tools that can be used to support both staff and patients.