Cardiovascular Disease Outcomes Strategy

March 7, 2013

Source: Department of Health

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Date of publication: 5th March 2013

Publication type: Strategy

In a nutshell: This strategy aims to advise on actions that will improve CVD outcomes.

Length of publication: 89 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

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Did you know that the NHS Health Check programme is included in the Public Health Responsibility Deal?

February 11, 2013

Source: NHS Health Check

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Date of publication: January 2013

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: Public Health Commissioners may want to work alongside local employers to encourage and enable staff to take up their NHS Health Check and other screening opportunites from the NHS, as part of the ‘Public Health Responsibility Deal’, which is part of the Department of Health’s ‘Health at Work Network’.

Length of publication: 1 web page

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.


Consultation on the draft document ‘Together for health – a cardiac delivery plan’

August 15, 2012

Source: Welsh Government

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Date of publication: August 2012

Publication type: Care plan

In a nutshell: Cardiac disease is the largest cause of death among the Welsh population. The Welsh Government has launched a draft strategy for a National Cardiac Delivery Plan, setting out its vision for Wales and what this entails for cardiac services in the NHS. The consultation is now open for comment, and will remain open until the 26th October 2012. Views from clinicians, NHS managers and service users are welcome.

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.


Tackling cardiovascular diseases: priorities for the outcomes strategy

August 14, 2012

Source: British Heart Foundation

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Date of publication: July 2012

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: This report has been produced by the combined efforts of the All-Party Parliamentary Groups on Diabetes, Heart Disease, Kidney and Stroke. It was informed by submissions from around 40 voluntary organisations. It makes a number of recommendations as to the priorities for the government’s forthcoming CVD outcomes strategy.

Length of publication: 79 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


ESC says 50% of CVD deaths in Europe could be avoided with proper regulation

August 14, 2012

Source: European Society of Cardiology

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Date of publication: 24 July 2012

Publication type: Press Release

In a nutshell: Asserts that population-level interventions, specifically government action on taxation and the regulation of advertising, would reduce cardiovascular disease markedly across Europe, more effectively than relying on individualised health interventions.

Length of publication: 1 web page

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 eNews briefing 01/08/2012


CVD Outcomes Strategy: national and regional events

July 13, 2012

Source: NHS Improvement

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Date of publication: July 2012

Publication type: Website

In a nutshell: The CVD Outcomes Strategy itself will be published in 2013. In May – June 2012, to inform this strategy, five events were held across the UK. The interactive workshops are reported here. In each case the notes cover: what doesn’t work well, what ten things would make a difference, system levers, issues and comments. 

Length of publication: 1 web page plus links

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.


Healthy Places

November 8, 2011

Source: National Heart Forum (NHF)

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Date of publication: 21 October 2011

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: The NHF announced the launch of Healthy Places, a new interactive online resource developed with the backing of the Department of Health.  It covers legal issues, planning law and regulations to show local councils, planning groups and health practitioners how they can use existing legislation to improve public health. Features a wide range of highly practical case studies from throughout the UK, showing how the legal regulatory environment is used in areas such as travel, food, physical activity, to proactively support healthy communities.

Length of publication: 1 web page

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: