CARDIOVASCULAR HORIZON SCANNING Volume 5 Issue 1

January 14, 2013
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Telehealth no longer a remote possibility for general practice

January 11, 2013

Source: GP Online

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Date of publication: January 2013

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: NHS Stoke on Trent CCG is running a clinical rollout of its Florence SMS texting telehealth service. This service of Advice and Interactive Messages (AIM) for health has been trialled in Primary Care Trusts and Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) across the UK over the last three years for various conditions, including hypertension. The Trust is offering to hold workshops for interested CCGs and general practice teams who would like to be involved with the rollout.

Length of publication: 1 webpage

Some important notes: Please contact your local NHS library if you cannot access the full text. Follow this link to find your local NHS library.

Acknowledgement: NHS Stoke on Trent


Consultation on Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) indicators

January 11, 2013

Source: Health Management and Policy alert

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Date of publication: 7th January 2013

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: This consultation document is seeking comments on 14 potential new Quality and Outcome Framework (QOF) indicators, including hypertension and coronary heart disease. The consultation will close on 4th February 2013.

Length of publication: 1 webpage

Some important notes: Please contact your local NHS library if you cannot access the full text. Follow this link to find your local NHS library.

Acknowledgement: King’s Fund Information and Library Service


Core competences for the physical activity and exercise component for cardiovascular disease prevention and rehabilitation services

January 9, 2013

Source: British Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (BACPR)

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Date of publication: 2012

Publication type: Best practice

In a nutshell: The Exercise Professionals Group of the BACPR has produced this 2nd edition. It is intended to ‘enable service providers and managers to ensure appropriate governance and safe and effective service delivery.’  Competency 12 deals with Service planning and management; Competency 13 covers Service evaluation.

Length of publication: 44 pages

Some important notes: Please contact your local NHS library if you cannot access the full text. Follow this link to find your local NHS library.

Acknowledgement: NHS Improvement – Heart ebulletin 20th Dec 2012


UPDATED – Handbook for vascular risk assessment, risk reduction and risk management 2012

January 9, 2013

Source: NHS Health Check

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Date of publication: 2012

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: The Blue Book, 2008, has been updated on behalf of the UK National Screening Committee, by the original team commissioned from University of Leicester. Section 1 specifically covers cardiovascular risk assessment, but all inter-related conditions and risk factors are included in this evidence update.

Length of publication: 1 web page plus 48 page pdf

Some important notes: Please contact your local NHS library if you cannot access the full text. Follow this link to find your local NHS library.


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January 9, 2013

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