Throughout my professional career and from personal experience, I have witnessed the devastating impact cardiovascular disease (CVD) can have on individuals, communities and society as a whole.
Jamie is the National Lead for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Associate Deputy Chief Nurse at Public Health England.
One of Jamie’s key roles is to lead a team providing critical oversight and support of the delivery of the NHS Health Check programme across England. Jamie is responsible for ensuring that PHE provides clear national leadership, governance, and advice and information on areas such as improving uptake, equitable access, and ensuring quality and consistency of this world leading public health programme. Jamie is also the chair of the National Blood Pressure System Leadership Board, which was established in 2014 to bring a greater focus on the prevention, detection and management of the leading global risk factor for premature death and disability. He and the wider board members published England’s evidence into action plan on tackling high blood pressure in November 2014.
One of Jamie’s key strategic roles is to lead on PHE’s All Our Health programme, which brings together important resources, focusing on priority public health topics for front line health and care staff.
Have you seen the latest version of our Heart Age Test?
High blood pressure is currently the third biggest risk factor for contributing to premature death and ill health in England, as outlined in the latest edition of Health Matters.
We hope our latest edition of Health Matters – on the subject of “Combating high blood pressure” – will help you and other health professionals by compiling key facts, figures and evidence of effective interventions.
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) affects around seven million people in the UK and is the most important cause of preventable, early disability and death, affecting individuals, their families and communities.
Today is World Heart Day – an important opportunity to put the spotlight on cardiovascular disease, which still remains the second highest cause of death in England. Many of these deaths are preventable, and today PHE has published a new …
October marks Cholesterol Month which is led by HEART UK, the UK’s Cholesterol charity. The annual awareness month aims to increase knowledge around high cholesterol, including how you can find out your levels and what to do about it. Cardiovascular …
Recently we announced figures detailing the level of uptake of the NHS Health Check programme across the UK, which show that in the last year, 1.4 million eligible people have accepted the offer, an increase on the previous year by …