Vascular surgery exposure prone procedure (EPP) categorisation: Advice from the United Kingdom Advisory Panel for Healthcare Workers Infected with Bloodborne Viruses (UKAP) – Public Health England

The UK Advisory Panel for Healthcare Workers Infected with Bloodborne Viruses (UKAP) specialist working group has compiled a list of exposure prone procedures (EPPs) and non-EPPs carried out in vascular surgery.  Each procedure has been categorised into the level of risk of

Getting serious about cardiovascular disease in the South-West – Public Health England

Getting serious about cardiovascular disease in the south-west collects available data and evidence. This helps to target CVD prevention work along the care pathway. The report: identifies the gap in care and quality in the CVD pathway in the south-west summarises the CVD prevention initiatives already

Cardiac rehabilitation in the South West – Public Health England

Cardiac rehabilitation in the south-west reviews 2016 to 2017 data from the National Audit of Cardiac Rehabilitation to: highlight unmet need and gaps in care in relation to national standards summarise the opportunities for quality improvement provide recommendations addressing the

Getting serious about cardiovascular disease in South West England – Public Health England

This report assesses cardiovascular disease in the South West. It focuses on risk factors, heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and diabetes. It is aimed at commissioners and providers of health care services in the South West.  It collects available data and evidence,

Equality and the burden of vascular disease across the Cheshire Clinical Network – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

This report, commissioned by the Cheshire Clinical Network, provides information regarding the burden of vascular disease across the network in order to inform an Equality Impact Assessment. An Equality Impact Assessment is a necessary step for all public bodies considering

NICEimpact: cardiovascular disease prevention – NICE

NICE impact reports review how NICE recommendations for evidence-based and cost-effective care are being used in priority areas of the health and care system, helping to improve outcomes where this is needed most.This review focus’ on the impact of Cardiovascular Disease

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

Screening Quality Assurance visit report: NHS Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening Programme, Shropshire,Telford and Wrekin – Public Health England

Executive summary of quality assurance (QA) visit in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin held on 21 June 2017. The QA visit team identified no immediate concerns or high priority recommendations.

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

Clinical Commissioning Policy: Balloon pulmonary angioplasty for chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (all ages) – NHS England

This policy document outlines the arrangements for funding of this treatment for the population in England.  Concludes that there is enough evidence to consider making the treatment available.

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

Vascular Surgery: GIRFT Programme National Specialty Report – Getting It Right First Time

Report that calls for reconfiguration of arterial surgery services so that all patients can be treated on an urgent basis – by establishing hub and spoke networks, where the hubs have the capacity and flexibility to offer a seven-day service. This model is

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.

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