Putting cardiovascular disease at the heart of health services

Impact Review

National adoption and spread: an update on our national programmes CENTRE FOR AGEING BETTER Dr Mike Knapton, Clinical Advisor at Eastern AHSN, highlights our work to improve heart health in our region. Mike is a Non-Executive Director of Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and was a local GP. He was also Associate Medical Director at the British Heart Foundation from 2006 to 2018 Our national adoption and spread programmes H A regional approach The AHSN Network deliver the adoption and spread of programmes, selected by our commissioners, which have improving patient outcomes in piloted areas of the country. In this impact review we provide updates on three of our programmes from 2020/21 which we have been implementing across the East of England: our cardiovascular disease (CVD) programme, Focus ADHD and improving the diagnosis and treatment of eating disorders in young people. Increasing the detection of familial hypercholesterolemia Eastern AHSN is one of our key regional partners in the cardiovascular disease in the East of England Sara Godward, Consultant in Public Health and CVD Prevention Lead, Public Health England (East of England) David Wald, Professor of Cardiology at Barts Heart Centre: 6 6 Optimising lipid management to prevent cardiovascular events Click here to learn more about the drugs on the lipid management pathway British Heart Foundation. (2021). UK Factsheet. Available: https://www.bhf.org. 1 In October, we ran a regional event to educate more cvd-statistics---uk-factsheet.pdf. Last accessed 28/04/21. NHS England. (2019). The NHS Long Term Plan. Available: https://www.longtermplan. nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/nhslong-term-plan-version-1.2.pdf. Last accessed 28/04/21. 2 British Heart Foundation. (2021). Familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH). Available: https://www.bhf.org.uk/informationsupport/ conditions/familial-hypercholesterolaemia. Last accessed 28/04/21. 3 Ramaswami, U. et al. (2019). Current management of children and young people with heterozygous familial hypercholesterolaemia - HEART UK statement of care. Atherosclerosis. 290 (1-8) 4 Reducing avoidable strokes through better detection of 7 Wald, DS, Bestwick, J. P., Morris, J. K. et al (2016). Child-parent familial hypercholesterolemia screening in primary care. The New England Journal of Medicine. 375, pp1628-1637 5 Public Health England. (2018). Improving the diagnosis and treatment of familial hypercholesterolaemia. Available: https:// publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/2018/08/14/ improving-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-offamilial-hypercholesterolaemia/. Last accessed 28/04/21. 6 Martinez C, Katholing A, Wallenhorst C, et al. (2015) Increasing incidence of non7 to 2013. Heart 2015;101:1748-1754 References Share this article Get involved Find out more about how you can get involved in our cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention programme by visiting the Eastern AHSN website.