NHS Health Check workshop, London – July 2010

August 11, 2010

Source: NHS Improvement – Heart

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Date of publication: July 2010

Publication type: Best Practice

In a nutshell: Presentations from this National Learning Network event include social marketing, and examples of good practice from NHS Islington and NHS Lambeth.

Length of publication: 1 web page plus

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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Cardiac Rehabilitation Masterclass, Leeds, July 2010

August 11, 2010

Source: NHS Improvement – Heart

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Date of publication: July 2010

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: This webpage links to a summary report and all the presentations from the Masterclass, which focussed on showing commissioners and providers a systematic approach to delivering comprehensive and effective cardiac rehabilitation.

Length of publication: 1 web page plus

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.

 


Evaluation of a community pharmacy-based intervention for improving patient adherence to antihypertensives

March 10, 2010

Source: BMC Health Services Research, 2010, 10 (34)

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Date of publication: February, 2010

Publication type: Research

In a nutshell: This study protocol aims to test a package of interventions by community pharmacists to improve patients’ daily adherence to their antihypertensive medications. Fifty-six pharmacies in Australia will take part in the six month trial, after which time changes in patient adherence and persistance will be measured.

Length of publication: 7 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: BioMed Central


Effect of school based physical activity programme (KISS)

March 10, 2010

Source: BMJ, 23 February 2010

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Date of publication: 23rd February, 2010

Publication type: Research

In a nutshell: A randomised controlled trial took place in 15 elementary schools in Switzerland over one year. A physical activity programme was introduced with the aim of improving physical and psychological health. Body fat, aerobic fitness, physical activity and quality of life were primary outcomes. Body mass index and cardiovascular risk score were secondary outcome measures.

Length of publication: 8 pages

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Continuous exercise in the community

March 9, 2010

Source: Cardiac Rehab UK  issue 16, January 2010, p 2

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Date of publication: January 2010

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: Led by a CR nurse and a specialist physiotherapist, delivered in a community hall in a rural village in Carmarthenshire, this is an example of local sustainable cardiac rehabilitation support for patients out in a rural community.  Transition from Phase 3 to Phase 4 is higher than the national average, as is the level of retention at Phase 4.

Length of publication: 1 page

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Acknowledgement: British Heart Foundation


Healthy hearts and minds Westminster

February 9, 2010

Source: NHS Westminster

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Date of publication: 30th January 2010

Publication type: Press release

In a nutshell: Lord Darzi has unveiled England’s biggest cardiovascular disease prevention programme. This is a collaboration between NHS Westminster, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, MyAction and Central West London Community Services. Initiatives include Vascular Risk Assessment, the innovative nurse-led multi-disciplinary MyAction prevention programme, and Community Cardiac Teams.

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: Cardiac Rehab UK, issue 16, January 2010, p 7


Active club grants: a practical way to support more Victorians to get active

December 9, 2009

Source: Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth), Australia 

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Date of publication: October 2009

Publication type: Case study

In a nutshell: VicHealth has made over 8000 grants to local sports and recreational organisations over the past 20 years, aiming to significantly increase participation levels, and improve safety and training for both participants and volunteers.  This survey and case study evaluation demonstrates the highly positive impact of the grants on local physical activity participation. 

Length of publication: 16 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: National Heart Forum weekly e-News briefing 18 November 2009