What’s in a name? A call to reframe non-communicable diseases

July 10, 2017

Source: UK Health Forum

Follow this link for full text

Date of publication: July 2017

Publication type: Blog post

In a nutshell: “The public health world needs to upgrade definitions and descriptions as the term NCDs is now anachronistic and possibly harmful to the progression of effective and efficient public policy. Cardiovascular disease, diabetes, dementia, cancer, and chronic respiratory diseases could be much better described and framed, which could help with increasing wider understanding…”

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:  UK Health Forum


Heart disease patients have a 55% better chance of survival if given psychological intervention

November 4, 2013

Source: European Society of Cardiology

Follow this link for fulltext http://www.escardio.org/about/press/press-releases/pr-13/Pages/psychological-interventions-halve-deaths-cv-events-heart-disease-patients.aspx?hit=dontmiss

Date of publication: October 2013

Publication type: Press Release

In a nutshell: A team of researchers from Greece found that patients with heart disease who received psychological interventions were 55%
less likely to die, have a cardiovascular event or return to hospital than those who did not have the intervention.

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: UK Health Forum


American Heart Association guide for improving cardiovascular health at the community level

May 10, 2013

Source: Circulation, 2013, 127 (16) p. 1730-1753

Follow this link for fulltext

Date of publication: April 2013

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: This guide aims to provide a comprehensive list of evidence-based strategies and recommendations for preventing cardiovascular disease and stroke, which can be implemented on a community level. It gives an inventory of current community-based projects.

Length of publication: 24 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: American Heart Association


Equality for all: delivering safe care – seven days a week

February 13, 2012

Source: NHS Improvement – Heart

Follow this link for fulltext

Date of publication: January 2012

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: This report gives guidance and case studies as examples of service delivery models from across the NHS, which deliver clinical services outside standard working hours and across weekends. Includes specific case studies of cardiac services.

Length of publication: 72 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.


Promoting global cardiovascular health: moving forward

May 9, 2011

Source: Circulation, 2011, 123(15) p. 1671-1678

Follow this link for the abstract

Date of publication: April 2011

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: This report examines the various barriers that hinder global efforts to control cardiovascular disease. It suggests a number of recommendations for funding, policy implementation, data management, research and global co-ordination.

Length of publication: 8 pages

Some important notes: You will need an NHS Athens username and password to access this article. Please contact your local NHS library if you cannot access the full text. Follow this link to find your local NHS library.

Acknowledgement: American Heart Association


Primary angioplasty and health information provision

April 6, 2011

Source: NHS Improvement – Heart

Follow this link for fulltext

Date of publication: January 2011

Publication type: Best practice

In a nutshell: Patients are now spending less time in hospital following a heart attack and primary angioplasty. This document emphasises the importance of ensuring that patients are properly informed and educated afterwards about their condition and the steps necessary in order that they make a good recovery and maintain their health in the future.

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.


One million more men: The Men’s Health Forum physical activity and sport challenge

July 22, 2010

Source: Men’s Health Forum

Follow this link for fulltext

Date of publication: June 2010

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: This policy statement was published for National Men’s Health Week by the Men’s Health Forum. It challenges government, the NHS, sport organisations and charities to work together to help one million more middle-aged men in England achieve the Chief Medical Officer’s minimum recommended levels of physical activity by 2012. It gives recommendations to tackle the problem of physical inactivity in men, which is directly linked to cardiovascular disease and other major health problems.

Length of publication: 4 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.