NHS RightCare optimal value pathway for CVD prevention

To mark World Heart Day NHS RightCare has today published an optimal value pathway on cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention.

This is the first in a series of evidence-based pathways which are being developed in close collaboration with NHS England’s National Clinical Directors, Public Health England, Royal Colleges, NICE and other non-statutory stakeholders including patient groups. The aim is to provide local health economies with:

  • a high-level overarching national case for change;
  • a best practice pathway for individual conditions; and
  • best practice case studies for elements of the pathway demonstrating what to change, how to change and a scale of improvement.

The pathway shows a number of elements of an optimal CVD prevention pathway including the evidence-base, clinical interventions, information on the risk conditions and potential opportunities for improvement. Local health economies may find it useful during the ‘What to Change’ phase of their RightCare work.

The pathway is being issued on the same day as Public Health England publishes its ‘Action on CVD – getting serious about prevention’ report, which sets out priorities and actions in preventing a condition that is responsible for 27% of all deaths in England.