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Hosted by WeLearnOutLoud using #allourhealthThis chat is guest hosted by @PHE_uk @JamieWaterall
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In January 2019 the NHS Long Term Plan was published, setting direction on how the health service will respond to issues such as funding, staffing, increasing inequalities and pressures from a growing and ageing population. At the heart of the plan was an acknowledgment that we must focus more on prevention, as getting better at prevention is essential if the NHS is to be sustainable as a world-leading health service. Given that cardiovascular disease (CVD) is responsible for a quarter of all deaths in the UK and is the largest cause of premature mortality in deprived areas, the NHS Long Term Plan recognises that CVD is the single biggest area where the NHS can save lives over the next 10 years.
Join Dr Matt Kearney (National Clinical Director for CVD Prevention and General Practitioner) and Professor Jamie Waterall (National Lead for CVD Prevention and Associate Deputy Chief Nurse) to discuss the implications of the NHS Long Term Plan on our day to day practice and explore how all health and care professionals can get involved in the commitment to focus more on CVD prevention across England.
Questions for the twitter chat:
- How can you as a professional support the CVD prevention proposals set-out in the NHS Long Term Plan?
- How can we best mobilise our communities to improve the detection and management of the three high risk conditions (atrial fibrillation, high blood pressure and high cholesterol)?
- What can system partners do to help us achieve these ambitions?
- What can you commit to doing within the next 2-4 weeks to support delivery of the CVD prevention ambitions?
About our guest hosts:
Professor Jamie Waterall is National Lead for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Associate Deputy Chief Nurse at Public Health England. Professor Waterall is responsible for several strategic priority programmes, including the NHS Health Check, Cardiovascular Disease Prevention System Leadership Forum and the All Our Health professional framework and resources. He has extensive experience of leading large scale programmes and working across complex systems. For example, the NHS Health Check has already reached over 7 million people in England, making this one of the largest non-communicable disease prevention programmes in the world, which targets the principal behavioural and physiological risk factors driving premature death and ill health.
Given the nature of his role, Professor Waterall works closely with a number of academic institutions, including The University of Nottingham, were he holds an Honorary Professor position. He remains active in writing for peer reviewed journals and has an extensive publications list.