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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM)

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) is the most common inherited cardiac condition and occurs in 1 in 500 individuals. Most people with the condition will live long, healthy lives but an important minority are at risk of sudden death, heart failure, atrial fibrillation and stroke. Day to day management of patients is often complicated by the fact […]

Atrial fibrillation

What is the programme and its aims The aim of this programme is to avoid atrial fibrillation (AF) related strokes which are more severe than other strokes with an associated 70% increase in hospital mortality, 40% reduction in home discharge through greater long-term disability and 20% increase in hospital length of stay. AF prevalence increases […]

New service helps Worcestershire patients get the best from their medication

Worcestershire patients are set to benefit from a new service that refers them directly to community pharmacies when they are discharged from hospital. The aim of the Discharge Medicines scheme, funded by NHS England, is to help patients get the best from their medicines, stay healthy at home and reduce the number of hospital readmissions […]


What is the programme and its aims The Diabetes with Vascular Diseases Clinical Network is supporting NHS England’s Specialised Commissioning team around meeting the service specification and addressing gaps identified in vascular society reviews and GIRFT reviews. Who are the partners NHS England specialised commissioning Acute provider trusts Public Health England How are we making […]

Health and care heroes to represent Midlands and East of England in NHS 70 birthday awards

The NHS in west Suffolk has today (Friday 18 May) revealed that the My WiSH Charity from West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust is one of 10 it has chosen as regional champions in a prestigious competition to mark the NHS’s 70th birthday. My WiSH Charity has been chosen as the regional winner in The Patient and […]

Butterfly volunteers win national NHS70 award

The Butterfly Volunteers at East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust were today (4 July 18) honoured in parliament as part of a special, one-off competition to mark the NHS’s 70th birthday. The NHS70 Parliamentary Awards, sponsored by IBM and Teva, were launched in February to recognise the massive contribution made by the individuals who work […]