Public Health England’s Action plan for cardiovascular disease prevention, 2017 to 2018 has been launched on World Heart Day (29 Sept).
With cardiovascular disease (CVD) causing 26% of all deaths and costing the UK healthcare system over £8 billion a year, it is felt more can be done to prevent many thousands of avoidable deaths and ill health. As well as highlighting some of PHE’s programmes and resources, the plan includes some CVD initiatives planned for 2017 /18.
This includes work looking at a new return on investment tool, air pollution, sugar reduction and the NHS Health Check programmes. The plan is aimed at those involved in the commissioning and provision of services for CVD and its prevention such as clinicians, local authorities, service commissioners, public health specialists, the third sector and PHE staff.
The action plan can be downloaded here
Campaign materials for World Heart Day can be downloaded here