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Find out about the national cardiovascular disease prevention audit for primary care that will support GPs to identify and manage high-risk conditions.

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Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is responsible for one in four deaths in the UK.

But it’s preventable, in part through the improved detection and management of high-risk conditions such as atrial fibrillation (AF), high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, non-diabetic hyperglycaemia, and chronic kidney disease.

Large numbers of people with these risk factors and conditions are undiagnosed or under-treated. We can systematically identify the people whose conditions are not being managed, and optimise treatment to prevent heart attacks and strokes.

A national CVD prevention audit for primary care, CVDPrevent, is being commissioned by NHS England to help busy clinicians across the UK improve care for patients at risk of CVD.

It will offer local and national reporting in real time, and will allow practices and primary care networks to identify ways to improve outcomes for patients.

The BHF has funded a feasibility study and a business rule set to support the development of CVDPrevent.

The report, produced in partnership with Public Health England, NHS England and a four-nation reference group, looks at the approach needed for a tool to improve the early diagnosis and management of CVD.

Download the report

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