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Health Matters: What you need to know about statins

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Statins are vital in the UK effort to save many thousands of preventable deaths every year caused by cardiovascular disease. With extensive research confirming that statin treatment is very effective, safe and affordable, it is important that the myths and inaccuracies around them are dispelled. Read this blog to find out what you need to know about statins.

Health Matters: Using data to improve cardiovascular outcomes

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This blog provides an overview of the importance of data in improving cardiovascular outcomes, and a new national audit programme that will generate the data needed to address the issues around diagnosis and treatment of 3 high risk conditions - atrial fibrillation, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.

Health Matters: Ambitions to tackle persisting inequalities in cardiovascular disease

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Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is one of the conditions most strongly associated with health inequalities. Read this blog for an example of best practice where a council has effectively tackled CVD-related inequalities.

Health Matters: Preventing cardiovascular disease

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The latest edition of Health Matters, PHE’s professional resource, focuses on the new ambitions developed by the Cardiovascular Disease Prevention System Leadership Forum (CVDPSLF) that sets to improve the detection and management of atrial fibrillation (AF), high blood pressure and …

Health Matters: Air pollution – sources, impacts and actions

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Read the latest edition of Health Matters, PHE’s professional resource, to find out more about the sources and health impacts of air pollution, as well as the actions that can be taken to reduce exposure and improve air quality.

Health Matters – Your questions on Health Economics and commissioning

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In the recent launch teleconference of the latest edition of Health Matters – on the subject of ‘Health Economics and making the most of your budget’ – we had a range of important questions on PHE’s Health Economics tools from professionals across the UK. This blog summarises the main topics that were covered.