Improving cardiovascular disease outcomes: strategy
The Cardiovascular Disease Outcomes Strategy provides advice to local authority and NHS commissioners and providers about actions to improve cardiovascular disease outcomes. It sets out outcomes for people with or at risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in line with the NHS and public health outcomes frameworks. It identifies 10 main actions to improve outcomes.
The strategy recommends:
- reducing premature mortality rates for CVD by improving prevention, diagnosis and treatment, bringing all services up to the standards of the best
- managing CVD as a single family of diseases and develop a standardised template for community and hospital care
- supporting better identification of families or individuals at high risk of CVD and improve its management in primary care
- improving intelligence, monitoring and research into CVD and publish comparative data on the quality of care provided for patients with CVD.
Read Cardiovascular Disease Outcomes Strategy: Improving outcomes for people with or at risk of cardiovascular disease
CVD outcomes strategy engagement
Report now available
In December 2011, the Secretary of State for Health announced that a new CVD Outcomes Strategy was to be developed.
The Department of Health and NHS Improvement have been consulting widely with patients, carers, health professionals and a range of representative organisations on what the strategy should focus on.
This report summarises the feedback received from all the responses to this survey.
NHS Improvement organised a series of events for a wide range of stakeholders on behalf of the Department of Health designed to elicit participants’ views on the priorities for the new CVD Outcomes Strategy. National Clinical Directors and Policy Leads for CVD, Stroke, Kidney and Diabetes were involved to set the context and discuss key issues with participants. A series of facilitated interactive workshop sessions were held at each event. Unexpurgated notes from each workshop were recorded at the time and links to these are available further down this page.
CVD outcomes strategy WebEx
31 October 2012
WebEx recording: 31 October 2012 ‘The Cardiovascular Disease Outcomes Strategy for CCGs and Healthwatch', Professor Huon Gray, Interim National Clinical Director for Cardiovascular Disease, Department of Health.
Findings from the events
National and regional engagement events for professionals, charities and the voluntary sectors
Focused on examining what does not work well currently, what would improve the situation and what system levers could be utilised to make change happen?
National and regional engagement events for patients and carers
Focused on what doesn’t work well for patients and carers at present in relation to heart, stroke, diabetes and kidney disease and why? What will make the biggest difference in delivering better experiences?