Cardiovascular disease (CVD) causes a quarter of all deaths in the UK and is the largest cause of premature mortality in deprived areas. The NHS long term plan identifies this as the biggest area where the NHS can save lives over the next 10 years.
The long term plan sets out some bold milestones for the next 10 years, including:
The HSJ National Cardio Forum will bring together the key stakeholders who need to work together to achieve the NHS aims on CVD and cardiac services.
Analysis and projections of the long term plan and what they mean locally
Collaborative and sustainable approaches to prevention, early detection and treatment
Increasing access to and uptake of cardiac rehabilitation
The role of digital and technology in patient engagement
Addressing multimorbidity in an aging population
Reducing inequality and variation in access to diagnosis and treatment