Screening Quality Assurance visit report: NHS Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening Programme Central Yorkshire – Public Health England

Executive summary of quality assurance (QA) visit to central Yorkshire held on 11 May 2017. The QA visit team identified a number of high priority issues as summarised below: no formal equipment replacement plan unacceptable reasons for not achieving the 8-week treatment

Stress: are we coping? – The Mental Health Foundation

This report looks at the prevalence of stress in the UK and its implications. It also focuses on what we can do to manage and reduce stress and our recommendations for the government in creating a stress-free UK.  While stress isn’t

Report: East Midlands research workshop: Nottingham – Public Health England

The Research Translation and Innovation (RTI) division has been working with Public Health England (PHE) centres to strengthen relations between academics and other professionals within the public health system. RTI organised research workshops which aimed to explore public health research

Cardiothoracic Surgery: GIRFT Programme National Specialty Report – GIRFT Programme

Report that finds that changes to the way cardiothoracic surgical services are organised and delivered in England will bring substantial benefits for patients suffering from conditions such as blocked arteries, lung cancer, and heart valve disease. It recommends: more efficient

Screening Quality Assurance visit report: NHS Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening Programme West Surrey and North Hampshire – Public Health England

Executive summary of quality assurance (QA) visit in West Surrey and North Hampshire held in October 2017.  It finds no immediate concerns and no high priority findings.

MiraQ for assessing graft flow during coronary artery bypass graft surgery: Medical technologies guidance [MTG8] – NICE

Evidence-based recommendations on MiraQ for assessing graft flow during coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Having originally been developed to make recommendations on the use of VeriQ, this guidance has been updated to make recommendations on the use of a follow-on

Aortic valve reconstruction with processed bovine pericardium: Interventional procedures guidance [IPG604] – NICE

Evidence-based recommendations on aortic valve reconstruction with processed bovine pericardium. This involves replacing a damaged aortic valve with a new valve made from chemically treated cow pericardium.

Reveal LINQ insertable cardiac monitor to detect atrial fibrillation after cryptogenic stroke: Medtech innovation briefing [MIB141] – NICE

The technology described in this briefing is Reveal LINQ insertable cardiac monitor (ICM) with CareLink service for detecting suspected asymptomatic atrial fibrillation (AF) after cryptogenic stroke. The innovative aspects are: a proprietary AF detection algorithm, which is designed to reduce false positive detections; small

Bradford Healthy Hearts Resource Pack – NHS Right Care

In 2014 Bradford Districts Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) had the seventh worst Cardio Vascular Disease (CVD) mortality rates in under 75s England. However, local clinical and public health professionals saw a major opportunity to improve outcomes by transforming treatment of the high-risk conditions

NHS Health Check: stocktake and action plan – Public Health England

This stocktake and action plan sets out the main areas for development by Public Health England (PHE), local authorities and the NHS to ensure we continue to get the most from the NHS Health Check programme in the next 5 years. It has a

Tackling high blood pressure From evidence into action: Developed together by the 12 member organisations of the Blood Pressure System Leadership Board – Public Health England

Vision and action plan, developed from the best evidence and practical experience of our group. It is intended to support partners at all levels to focusupon the work that will make the biggest impact tackling this condition.  It consider prevention;

Tackling high blood pressure: an update: Developed by the Blood Pressure System Leadership Board, convened by Public Health England – Public Health England

This action plan has been updated to outline the collective ambition for the next 3 years and to inspire new partners to join this collaborative action by signposting and supporting professional groups to the most up to date resources. This

Reducing avoidable hospital based care: re-thinking out of hospital clinical pathways – South East Clinical Senate

Improving health outcomes, preventing serious illness, providing convenient, timely and cost effective care, and avoiding the unnecessary use of acute hospitals, is a shared goal across the NHS, and requires a radical re-think about how and where care is delivered,

Artificial heart implantation as a bridge to transplantation for end-stage refractory biventricular heart failure: Interventional procedures guidance [IPG602] – NICE

Evidence-based recommendations on artificial heart implantation as a bridge to transplantation for end-stage refractory biventricular heart failure. This involves replacing the 2 lower chambers of the heart with a mechanical device to improve circulation until heart transplantation.

Subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator insertion for preventing sudden cardiac death: Interventional procedures guidance [IPG603] – NICE

Evidence-based recommendations on subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator insertion for preventing sudden cardiac death. This involves placing a device under the skin of the chest, which detects and treats fast heartbeats called tachyarrhythmias. This guidance replaces NICE interventional procedures guidance on insertion

Screening Quality Assurance visit report: NHS Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening Programme – Black Country – Public Health England

Executive summary of quality assurance (QA) visit in the Black Country held on 10 January 2017. High priority findings were: the service should have at least one clinical skills trainer (CST) who holds or is working towards the certificate in assessing vocational

Action Plan For Cardiovascular Disease Prevention: 2017-2018 – Public Health England

This document sets out some of the key CVD prevention initiatives that Public Health England (PHE) is delivering in the 2017 to 2018 financial year. With actions taking place across the agency and involving multiple stakeholders, this publication demonstrates the

CVD: Primary Care Intelligence Packs: NHS Vale of York CCG – Public Health England

Data and analysis of cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevalence, variation, treatment and outcomes in the Vale of York CCG area. This can help with planning, commissioning and improving local services.  The pack uses GP practice data on prevention, detection and management

CVD: Primary Care Intelligence Packs: NHS Vale Royal CCG – Public Health England

Data and analysis of cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevalence, variation, treatment and outcomes in the Vale Royal CCG area. This can help with planning, commissioning and improving local services.  The pack uses GP practice data on prevention, detection and management across

CVD: Primary Care Intelligence Packs: NHS Wakefield CCG – Public Health England

Data and analysis of cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevalence, variation, treatment and outcomes in the Wakefield CCG area. This can help with planning, commissioning and improving local services.  The pack uses GP practice data on prevention, detection and management across a